Infant in hospital with life-threatening injuries after Caledonia crash

A car crash in Caledonia has put an infant in hospital with life-threatening injuries, police say.

Driver was 19-year-old Haldimand County woman, believed to be the child's mother

Investigations into the cause of the crash are still ongoing. (David Ritchie/CBC)

A car crash in Caledonia has put an infant in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday Dec. 1, at about 3:20 p.m., Haldimand County OPP were called to the scene of the single vehicle collision at Haldimand Road #9 and Fifth Line Road where a silver SUV had left the road and rolled several times before striking a utility pole. Inside the car was a 19-year-old female driver, and an infant who police believe to be her one-year-old daughter.

The child suffered life-threatening injuries and was driven to a Hamilton hospital. The driver, a Haldimand County woman, was also taken to hospital, but only suffered minor injuries and was released from hospital early this morning, said OPP media relations officer Mark Foster.

Investigations revealed that the SUV was travelling southbound on Haldimand Road #9 when it crossed the north-bound lane and entered the ditch. As for the cause of the collision, Foster said the investigation is still ongoing and could take months.


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