Crash leads to unwelcome wake-up call for local residents

 

By Ron Giofu

 

A single motor vehicle at the intersection of Alma St. and Thomas Road early last Thursday morning left two people in hospital with serious injuries.

It also proved to be an unwelcome wake-up call for some nearby residents.

Dawn Jackson, whose Illinois St. home backs onto Alma St., was awoken at roughly 2 a.m. by a loud bang. She didn’t know the extent of what had happened initially but soon heard yelling, dogs barking and commotion in her backyard where two people were laying in her yard.

“I didn’t know if they were dead or alive,” she said.

 

Two people were injured following a crash near the intersection of Thomas Road and Alma St. last Thursday at approximately 2 a.m.

Two people were injured following a crash near the intersection of Thomas Road and Alma St. last Thursday at approximately 2 a.m.

Their home was evacuated, including taking the kids out of the home, as the situation was handled. Their fence had been damaged and still shows signs of being burnt by the car fire, which started after the two occupants of the car were pulled free.

The wake-up call came hours before the Jacksons had to go to work.

“When you have to get up and go to work the next morning, it’s rough,” said Jackson.

According to Amherstburg police, the car left the road and crashed into a rear yard of a residence. The car burst into flames. Both people where pulled from the car just before it burst into flames.

Amherstburg police add that alcohol is believed to be a factor. The accident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Amherstburg police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor/Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.

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