September 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Updated: September 13, 2018 3:44 pm

Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being struck by vehicle involved in collision in Ajax

File photo of a Durham Regional Police cruiser.

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A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after she was struck by a vehicle that was involved in a collision in Ajax on Thursday.

Durham Regional Police Const. George Tudos said officers responded to a call about a collision at around 11:10 a.m., on Taunton Road near Middlecoate Drive.

Tudos said two vehicles collided and one vehicle struck a pedestrian who was waiting for a bus on the north side of Taunton.

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The 31-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

Tudos said the vehicle that struck the pedestrian then rolled over into a ditch and emergency services had to extricate the driver. He was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The second vehicle involved stopped at the scene. The driver was not injured.

The cause of the collision is being investigated. Taunton was closed in both directions between Harwood Avenue and Salem Road but it has since been reopened.

With files from Jasmine Pazzano

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