NRPS investigating fatal collision in Welland

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – On Tuesday, Nov. 6/2018 at approximately 7:36 p.m. the Niagara Regional Police Service, the Niagara Emergency Medical Services and Welland Fire Services responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Thorold Road near Centennial Drive in Welland.

Initial investigation revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt motor vehicle was being driven eastbound on Thorold Road by a 71-year-old Welland male. This driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed the westbound lane of traffic and struck a large tree on the north side of Thorold Road. Another motorist flagged down a passing paramedic supervisor who quickly attended to the single occupant.

The driver was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced.

This collision remains under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Services Collision Reconstruction Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.



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