Woman charged in Bayham crash

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

An 84-year-old Bayham woman was charged with failing to yield to traffic following a two-vehicle crash at the Elgin-Norfolk border northeast of Vienna on Wednesday morning, April 29.

Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police Constable Troy Carlson said emergency personnel were called to the crash scene at Calton Line and Elgin County Road 55 at 11:05 a.m. that morning.

Upon arrival, officers found a blue 2007 Honda CRV, driven by an 84-year-old Bayham woman, with heavy front end damage that had come to rest in the intersection.

A grey 2000 GMC Yukon, driven by a 34-year-old Norfolk County man, had flipped onto the driver’s side and had come to rest just west of the intersection on the north shoulder.

Both drivers were out of their vehicles and were being treated by paramedics that had arrived by ambulance.

The driver of the Yukon was later transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and distracted driving was not a factor in the collision, Const. Carlson said.

Const. Carlson said the Honda had been travelling north on Elgin County Road 55 and the Yukon had been travelling west on Calton Line.

“The intersection at that location is controlled north/south on Elgin County Road 55 at Calton Line by way of posted stop signs,” he said. “The Honda failed to yield to the Yukon and proceeded through the intersection resulting in a collision.”

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