Dump truck driver charged, Whitby senior seriously injured in Oshawa accident

The 21-year-old driver of a dump truck has been charged after a Whitby senior was seriously injured in an accident in Oshawa Tuesday (July 2).

According to police, officers were called to a two-vehicle collision at Winchester Road West and Thornton Road North shortly after 2 p.m.

A Whitby female was taken to a Toronto trauma centre after a serious collision in Oshawa Tuesday afternoon.

“An 89-year-old female was operating her silver Dodge Caravan southbound on Thornton Road at the intersection of Winchester Road West when she was struck by a Volvo dump truck travelling eastbound on Winchester Road,” reads a media release from police.

“The elderly female of the Dodge suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Toronto area hospital. The 21-year-old male driver of the dump truck didn’t suffer any injuries.”

The man, who has not been identified by police, has been charged with careless driving.

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