1 arrested, 4 sent to Toronto hospitals after Hwy 35 collision in Kawartha Lakes

Impaired driving charges were laid following a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 35 in the City of Kawartha Lakes on Nov. 5, 2023. City of Kawartha Lakes OPP

An impaired charge has been laid after a collision on Highway 35 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ont., on Sunday sent four people to Toronto hospitals with serious injuries.

According to City of Kawartha Lakes OPP, a pickup truck and car collided around 3 p.m. on the highway just north of the village of Cameron.

Police say four people were taken to hospitals in Toronto — one of them was airlifted.

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The highway was closed for nearly seven hours from Powells Road to Country Lane Road as OPP investigated.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 57-year-old man from Port Perry, Ont., was arrested and charged with one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Lindsay at a later date.

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