Amherstburg firefighters respond to a crash on Sandwich St. S and Elm, July 14, 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Amherstburg Fire Department)

Car Catches Fire, Another Crashes In Front Yard

Emergency crews in Amherstburg were busy Thursday morning responding to two separate crashes involving elderly men.

At around 7:30am one family woke up to a vehicle teetering on their front yard garden. It happened on Sandwich St. near Elm Ave.

Police say the 72-year-old driver lost control and was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

In a separate collision around 8:50am, police were dispatched to an incident involving two vehicles on Front Rd. near the Ranta Marina.

Emergency crews respond to crash on Front Rd. near the Ranta Marina, July 14, 2016. (Photo courtesy Amherstburg fire)

Emergency crews respond to crash on Front Rd. near the Ranta Marina, July 14, 2016. (Photo courtesy Amherstburg fire)

One vehicle burst into flames. Amherstburg fire crews arrived to extinguish the blaze.

Nobody was injured, but an 87-year-old man is being charged with careless driving.