Female driver airlifted to London hospital following Highway 7 crash Tuesday

A woman was airlifted to London hospital with major injuries following a collision on Highway 7 south of St. Marys Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday, Aug. 18 around 3:45 pm, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a serious two-vehicle collision involving a Nissan sedan and a delivery truck.

Initial investigation revealed that the sedan was travelling eastbound on Highway 7, east of James Street South (Perth Road 120A), when it crossed over into the westbound lane. A Cardinal Couriers Hino delivery truck was travelling west in the westbound lane. The driver of the Hino truck observed the Nissan cross onto his lane and attempted to move towards the north shoulder. The Nissan struck the driver’s side rear wheels of the truck.
Roads were wet at the time of the collision.
The female driver of the Nissan was extricated from her vehicle by members of the St.Marys Fire Department, after which she was transported by air ambulance from the scene to a London hospital with major injuries. The truck driver did not sustain injuries as a result of the collision.
Highway 7 between James St. South and Perth Road 118 remained closed to traffic with barricades in place until 11:00 pm Tuesday night.
The OPP Western Region Technical Traffic Investigation Unit was called to the scene and is continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision.