Chatham-Kent Police cruiser (Photo by Allanah Wills)

Driver airlifted to hospital after crash on Meadowvale Line

One person is being treated for serious injuries in a London hospital after Chatham-Kent police found a vehicle upside down in a field between Tupperville and Wallaceburg.

The vehicle was discovered by an officer just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police said the incident itself started about 30 minutes prior to officers finding the vehicle in the field. Just after 6:30 p.m., a traffic stop was conducted on Oldfield Line after an officer noticed the vehicle was driving with expired license plates. As the officer approached the car on foot, however, the driver allegedly took off.┬áThe officer pursued the vehicle, but the chase was “quickly terminated”.

The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old man of no fixed address, and passenger, a 22-year-old Thamesville woman, were initially taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance following the crash. Officers said the woman sustained minor injuries and was later released from the hospital, while the man was later airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries.

An investigation by the Chatham-Kent Police Services Traffic Unit is ongoing and the Ontario Special Investigations Unit was notified of the incident, but will not be getting involved in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.