Durham Regional Police Police Press Releases

Two Males Airlifted to Hospital Following Collision

Two males were transported to Toronto-area trauma centres after a single vehicle collision in Pickering on Monday evening.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at approximately 7:30 a.m., members of Central West
Division responded to a single vehicle collision on Lake Ridge Road, north of
Myrtle Road West, in Pickering. The vehicle was travelling southbound on Lake Ridge Road when it lost control and went off the roadway into a heavily wooded area, colliding with a tree.

The collision occurred on Monday, March 25, 2024 at approximately 11:00 p.m., however the driver and passenger were trapped in the vehicle and unable to call for help. The driver was transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre via Air Ornge. The passenger was initially transported to a local-area hospital, but subsequently airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre. Both the driver and passenger remain in critical condition.

Members of the DRPS – Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene to conduct an
investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was
collected. This collision is still under investigation.

Anyone with video footage, dash cam footage or information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Emily Vander Duim of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5227.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.

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