Police officers injured in 2nd crash in East Gwillimbury
Paul Johnston and Chris Fox, cp24.com
Published Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:46PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:15PM EST
A second serious head-on collision on a stretch of road in East Gwillimbury Thursday afternoon has sent two York police officers to hospital with serious injuries.
York Regional Police Const. Blair McQuillan says that the two media officers were travelling westbound in an unmarked vehicle on Mt. Albert Road when they collided with an eastbound pickup truck near Kennedy Road at around 3:30 p.m.
Both officers were transported to hospital via air ambulance with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, Blair says.
The officers have been identified as Sgt. Kelly Bachoo and Const. Andy Pattenden.
The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries.
The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating.
Earlier Thursday afternoon, an elderly woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a head-on collision on the same stretch of road.
The crash happened west of Highway 48 shortly before 1 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 866-876-5423 ext. 7704 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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