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8 injured, including a baby and 2 small children, after crash in Norfolk County: OPP

OPP say eight people were injured. via OPP_WR/Twitter

Eight people have been injured, including a baby and two small children, after a two-vehicle crash late Monday morning in Townsend, Ont., north of Port Dover.

According to Norfolk County OPP, a vehicle heading southbound on Cockshutt Road and a vehicle heading westbound on Concession 8 collided at the intersection at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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Police say an adult driver and three youths in the southbound vehicle, a black car, suffered minor injuries. In the red car heading westbound, three young children — including an infant — and the driver were all taken to hospital with minor injuries.

“In this case here, I can tell you that seatbelts definitely saved some lives,” said Const. Ed Sanchuk.

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“We want to make sure that when you have children in your car, depending on the age and the weight of your child, make sure that they are in a car seat or booster seat.”

Sanchuk added that no road closures were in place but tow trucks were on scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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