Ontario Driver 'Miraculously Walked Away' Without Serious Injuries After Car Was Destroyed

"Before you ask, this used to be a Chev Silverado."

Toronto Associate Editor
The aftermath of a collision that happened in Augusta Township.

The aftermath of a collision that happened in Augusta Township.

There's a reason why parents tell their kids to buckle up whenever they hit the road. Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers to put on their seat belts after a driver "walked away" from a collision without life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday, April 24, the OPP East Region shared in a tweet that officers with their Grenville detachment responded to a collision on County Road 26 in Augusta Township.

A 23-year-old was driving the vehicle at the time, which officers said "used to be a Chev Silverado."

According to provincial police, the driver "miraculously walked away" from the collision with non-life-threatening injuries, likely since they were wearing a seatbelt.

"#BuckleUp - it could save your life too," OPP East Region tweeted.

Provincial Constable Dave Holmes, the media officer for Grenville County OPP, told Narcity that "police evidence was that driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision."

"Police were notified of the collision after-the-fact, and did locate the driver," Holmes said.

While police are not sure of the exact time the crash happened, Holmes shared that it "definitely" happened in the early morning hours, possibly around 4 a.m. What exactly caused the collision is also unknown, but according to police, there's no evidence to suggest that other vehicles were involved.

"There was no evidence to indicate impairment by drug/alcohol/both," Holmes said in an email to Narcity.

The unidentified driver was charged with "driving while under suspension, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act." The 23-year-old was also charged with "operating a motor vehicle without insurance, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act."

Under this act, no one who owns or leases a motor vehicle can drive it or allow someone else to drive it unless it's properly insured. Anyone found guilty of this could be fined between $5,000 and $25,000 for a first conviction.

Alex Arsenych
Toronto Associate Editor
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