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Nobody seriously hurt after vehicle crashes into porch

An 18-year-old Milton man, who may have suffered a medical event behind the wheel, was sent to hospital for assessment

Bronwyn Simpson got a call at work from her next door neighbour, and feared the worst.

Luckily, there were no serious injuries after the front porch of the Guelph home she's renting was destroyed by a vehicle Monday morning.

"It's always busy," she told GuelphToday. "The only time it's not busy is like three o'clock in the morning to like four in the morning, and then it starts to get busy. 

"That was my first initial reaction was that I hope no one was at the crosswalk (at the corner)."

Police were called around 10:35 a.m. to the corner of Grange Road and Auden Road for a single vehicle crash.

Police spokesperson Scott Tracey said the vehicle left the roadway, went onto the residential property and hit the porch.

An 18-year-old Milton man was behind the wheel and taken to hospital for assessment.

Tracey said it appears the cause was a medical issue, and no further investigation is required.

Simpson said the only person home at the time was the tenant living in the basement.

"He said he heard a bang, but he was on a phone call and he didn't think anything of it," she said.

Nobody has been displaced.

Simpson said they can use the side door to get in, and the homeowner will be the one taking care of the remaining rubble.

"The only thing that was really of value was our barbecue," she said.

Mark Pare

About the Author: Mark Pare

Mark is a graduate of Canadore College in North Bay whose career has taken him through a number of spots across Ontario. He spent nearly a decade in the radio news industry in North Bay, Timmins and Waterloo Region
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