LONDON, ONT. – One person died in a two-vehicle accident in rural south London in which one vehicle caught fire.
Firefighters arrived at Glanworth Drive and Wonderland Road South at around 1:30 p.m.
Heavy black smoke billowed east with a massive cloud shooting into the sky.
The burning vehicle stopped at the southwest corner of the Glanworth intersection, the second vehicle just behind it.
The fire brigade quickly put out the burning car.
According to Paul Van Dyk of the Middlesex-London Paramedic Service, three people were taken from the scene.
“Medics from Middlesex London and Oneida Paramedic Services responded to a collision between two vehicles at the junction of Wonderland Road and Glanworth. A total of three patients with serious injuries were transported to London Health Sciences Victoria Hospital.”
Late on Wednesday evening, police confirmed that an 85-year-old man had died from his injuries. His name is not published at the family’s request.
An elderly passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and is in severe condition in the hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle has been released from the hospital, police said on Thursday.
According to the London police, the accident is still being investigated.