Woman fighting for life after Norfolk County crash

Woman fighting for life after Norfolk County crash
18-year-old fighting for her life following crash
An 18-year-old Oxford County woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle crash near Courtland on Monday night.

Norfolk OPP say the woman was driving south on Orange Hall Road at about 11:30 p.m. when her vehicle left the road, entered the ditch and struck a tree.

“Family have been notified and our thoughts and prayers are going out to them,” said OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk. “I have a daughter myself and this is every parent’s worst nightmare, having police knock on their door or give them a phone call with regards to a motor vehicle collision involving a loved one.”

The driver was transported to a local hospital before being airlifted to a London hospital for further treatment.

Orange Hall Road was closed between Plowman’s Line and Colonel Talbot Road for the investigation.

An 18-year-old woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle crash near Tillsonburg.

Norfolk County OPP say the 18-year-old girl from Oxford County was travelling south on Orange Hall Road about 11:40 p.m. when her vehicle left the road and entered the west ditch. The vehicle then left the ditch and ended up on the east ditch, colliding with a tree.

A grey coloured sedan was heading southbound when it left the roadway entering the ditch and crashing into a tree.

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Orange Hall Road, south of Tillsonburg, remained closed Tuesday morning as police continued to investigate the crash.