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Busy Halloween night for Durham police

While local children were out busy trick or treating, Durham Regional Police had their hands full as well.

Officers were kept busy on Halloween, responding to multiple vehicle collisions as well as power outages and damage caused by high winds.

On Halloween, between 3:30 and 10 p.m., officers responded to 10 motor vehicle collisions involving personal injuries across the region.  The most serious collision occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. in Columbus on Simcoe Street North, north of Columbus Road. A 44-year-old Oshawa woman was running across the road with a six-year-old child when she was struck by a southbound vehicle. She was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries and the child was not injured.

Other collisions that occurred during this time period include:

– Two-vehicle collision at Dundas Street West and Centre Street South in Whitby at 4:31 p.m.; only minor injuries were reported

– Three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Simcoe Street North and Taunton Road West in Oshawa at 6:30 p.m., only minor injuries reported. Traffic was backed up considerably for the investigation and clean up.

– A nine-year-old child clipped by the mirror of a slow moving vehicle on Harwood Avenue South and Dreyer Drive in Ajax at 7:50 p.m. Only minor injuries reported.

The high winds resulted in numerous calls about tree limbs, debris and live wires across multiple roadways in Durham Region.

At approximately 11:50 p.m., officers were called to downtown Oshawa after a large piece of metal, believed to be from the roof of the Michael Starr building, was dislodged and smashed into the front glass of a business on King Street. Other pieces of debris came off the roof and a section of the downtown was closed to assist with repairs and clean up.

No injuries were reported.