Ridgetown Man Airlifted To London

It appears the truck was travelling southbound when the crash occurred (photo by Jake Kislinsky)

A Ridgetown man is fighting for his life after a serious crash south of Kent Bridge.

The 56-year-old was airlifted to a London hospital yesterday after his transport hit a car at the intersection of Kent Bridge Rd. and River Line shortly after 3pm. Police say the truck was southbound on Kent Bridge when it struck the car, which was westbound on River Line.

After the two vehicles collided, investigators say the force of the crash sent the car into a hydro pole while the transport continued southbound, left the road, sheared off a hydro pole and flipped onto its passenger side. The driver had to be extricated by fire officials and is listed in critical condition. The 27-year-old Thamesville man driving the car was also taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with non-life threatening injuries.

Kent Bridge Rd. re-opened around 12:30am today. Police are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact police or Crime Stoppers. No charges have been laid at this point while police continue to investigate the cause. Total damage from the crash is set at $160,000.