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Toronto driver arrested at scene of two vehicle collision near Sharbot Lake

A Toronto driver is facing charges after a collision closed Highway 7 near Sharbot Lake over the weekend.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the two vehicle collision took place at Highway 7 and McQuaid Road around 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jun. 15, 2024.

“Two vehicles were travelling westbound on Highway 7 and collided when one vehicle passed the other vehicle on the right shoulder, causing it to go into the ditch. The vehicle struck a rock face and rolled several times. The driver of that vehicle was transported to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries,” the OPP detailed, noting that the driver of the passing vehicle was arrested at the roadside, after speaking to witnesses that remained at the scene.

Abraham Aguirre-Soto, age 39, of Toronto was charged with the following offences.

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Resisting a peace officer

According to the release, Central Frontenac Fire department assisted the Frontenac Paramedics at the scene. OPP Traffic Collision Investigation and OPP Reconstructionist attended, closing the highway for approximately nine hours.

The driver was released from custody and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, in Kingston, in August 2024.

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