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Two children suffer ‘life-altering injuries’ in Island crash that sent seven to hospital

One child had to be airlifted to Toronto
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A Monday afternoon crash on Manitoulin Island sent seven people to hospital, one of them a child that had to be airlifted to a Toronto hospital.

The crash between two passenger vehicles occurred at around 12:52 p.m. on Highway 540 in Kagawong. Manitoulin OPP, the OPP’s Technical Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Unit, as well as Sudbury-Manitoulin Paramedic Services were all dispatched to the area, which is on Highway 540 between Newburn Road and Lakeshore Road.

“Five people from one vehicle and two occupants from the second vehicle were transported to a local hospital in Mindemoya,” OPP reported in a news release. “Two of the five passengers, an eight- and twelve-year-old sustained life-altering injuries.”

The twelve-year-old’s injuries were such that they had to be transported to a Toronto hospital by Air Ornge.

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available, OPP said.