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Man airlifted to hospital after car strikes pole, pedestrian in Whitby

Three people injured after serious crash in Whitby
WATCH ABOVE: Police say a driver and a pedestrian were left with serious injuries after a crash at Consumers Drive and Thickson Road. One person was airlifted by Air Ornge to a Toronto trauma centre. It’s not clear yet what caused the crash.

Durham Regional Police say a passenger of a car was airlifted to hospital on Thursday morning after the driver of a vehicle struck a pole, a pedestrian and caused another collision in Whitby.

Emergency crews were called to Thickson Road South and Consumers Drive area at 9:49 a.m. for reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Ornge told Global News an air ambulance was requested and was taking a man to a Toronto trauma centre with critical injuries.

In a press release issued Friday, police said according to witness reports a Saturn sedan was travelling southbound on Thickson Road when it swerved to avoid a collision with a northbound vehicle that had started turning left.

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Police said the Saturn crashed into a traffic signal pole and also struck a pedestrian before stopping on the southeast corner of the intersection.

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The 22-year-old male pedestrian from Oshawa was then thrown into a third vehicle that was turning right from Consumers Drive onto Thickson Road, investigators said.

The pole was knocked over and landed onto the intersection.

The driver of the Saturn, a 19-year-old from Scugog Township, was rushed to hospital and a 55-year-old male passenger from Oshawa was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre.

The 62-year-old female driver of the third vehicle was not injured, police added.

The area was completely shut down while collision investigators do a “full reconstruction to determine sequence of events,” police said.

Anyone with new information regarding this collision or the activities of either involved parties prior to the collision is requested to contact Det. Cst. Bryson at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5255.

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