Straffordville man injured

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A 19-year-old Straffordville man was transported to hospital in serious condition after being involved in a motor vehicle incident Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred June 26th around 9:26 p.m. on Plank Road at the entrance to the Straffordville Public School, located in Bayham Township.

Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a report of incident involving a male sitting on the trunk of a moving vehicle who had fallen off, sustaining serious injuries.

Police attended the scene and the investigation revealed that the vehicle, a Black Buick Regal, being driving by a 17-year-old Bayham Township youth, had been travelling south on Plank Road at the time of the incident. Seated inside the vehicle was a 20-year-old Bayham Township man while seated on the trunk of the car was the victim along with a second male, a 20-year-old man also from Bayham Township.

The vehicle travelled approximately 50 metres at a speed of about 40 km/h with the males seated on the trunk of the car. The driver then turned into the Straffordville Public School entrance causing one of the males to lose his grip and fall to the pavement.

The 19-year-old victim was transported to the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the London Health Sciences Centre. He was listed in serious but stable condition Thursday afternoon.

Elgin OPP, with the assistance of the OPP’s Technical Traffic Collision Investigators, continue to investigate the incident.


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