A 51-year-old woman riding a motorcycle was airlifted to hospital Tuesday evening following a collision on Weimer Line in Wellesley Township.
Emergency crews responded to the scene about 6:30 p.m. A Toyota Corolla operated by a 26-year-old Wellesley man had been travelling west on Weimar Line when, attempting to pass slow-moving farm equipment as the vehicle approached a hill, the Corolla struck the farm vehicle, lost control, and struck the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was airlifted to an out-of-region hospital with serious injuries. Both vehicles suffered severe damage.
Weimar Line was closed for several hours as members of Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Traffic Unit investigated.
The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 ext. 8856 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
7:00 PM | A 24-year-old St. Jacobs woman was charged with ‘race a motor vehicle – stunt’ after being stopped by Perth County OPP on Perth Line 44 in the Township of Perth East. Her vehicle was observed to be travelling at a high rate of speed, and the driver was found to be going in excess of 140km/h in a posted 80km/h zone. A seven-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment were issued. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.
8:00 PM | A 19-year-old Kitchener driver was charged with ‘speeding’ and ‘drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available’ after a traffic stop on Highway 7 in the Township of Perth East. The driver was issued provincial offences notices for the charges.
8:15 AM | Perth County OPP charged a New Hamburg resident after a single-vehicle collision on Perth Line 26 in the Township of Perth East. Police, Perth East Fire Department, and Perth County Paramedic Services responded to the scene, where a vehicle had struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 60-year-old driver was subsequently charged with ‘careless driving.’ The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.
4:00 PM | Perth County OPP are investigating after a camper trailer was stolen from a property in the Township of Perth East. Sometime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., unknown suspects stole a 2018 white and black 31-foot Pioneer DS3 regular tow camper trailer from a property on Perth Line 43. The trailer is valued at approximately $40,000. Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
4:27 PM | Waterloo Regional Police responded to the area of Pheasant and Barnswallow drives in Elmira for a collision involving two vehicles. A black Dodge car was attempting to turn left into a private drive when a white Chevrolet truck attempted to pass. The driver of the white Chevrolet was charged with ‘attempt to pass, roadway not clear, overtaking traffic.’ No injuries were reported.
6:00 PM | A five-year-old girl in critical condition was transported to a hospital outside the region Saturday evening after being pulled from a pond in the area of Snyder’s Flats in Bloomingdale. Waterloo Regional Police were called to the area about 6 p.m. on June 13.
10:46 PM | Police responded to the area of Fountain Street North in Breslau for reports of a collision. When emergency services arrived, an injured man was located and transported to a hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Services at 519-570-9777, ext. 8856.