Serious Single Motor Vehicle Collision


A 50-year-old male driver suffered serious injuries after a single-vehicle collision in Pickering yesterday afternoon.

On Monday, October 4, 2021 at approximately 3:54 p.m., members of West Division were called to York-Durham Line and 16th Avenue in Pickering for a serious single motor-vehicle collision.

At this time a red Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck was travelling northbound on York-Durham line approaching the intersection at 16th Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway from the east shoulder, coming to rest in a creek-bed.

Motorists in the area provided immediate assistance to the driver and lone occupant of this vehicle until emergency services arrived. The 50-year-old male driver was transported to a Toronto-area trauma hospital originally with life-threatening injuries. At hospital, the male’s condition was downgraded to serious but non-life threatening injuries, and is in stable condition.

Members of the DRPS – Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst. Bill Scott of the Traffic Services Branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5217.

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.


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