Vehicle hits snowplow after allegedly fleeing the scene of collision

A motorist suffered serious injuries after hitting a snowplow while allegedly fleeing the scene of another collision Thursday (Jan. 27) night.

According to the DRPS, officers were called to the intersection of Columbus Road and Townline Road in Oshawa around 8:45 p.m. for reports of a motor vehicle collision involving an orange Dodge Ram and a Region of Durham snowplow.

“The 51-year-old male driver was operating his Dodge Ram eastbound on Columbus Road when he failed to stop at the four-way stop at Grandview Road North,” reads a media release.

“The pick-up truck struck a northbound Chevrolet Spark in the intersection. The driver of the pick-up fled the scene continuing eastbound on Columbus Road. At Townline Road, the pick-up struck an eastbound Region of Durham snow plow.”

Police say the driver of the pickup sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Toronto-area trauma center. The other involved drivers were uninjured and remained on scene where they co-operated with police.

“Alcohol is a factor in this collision,” the media release reads.

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