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Two serious weekend collisions in Oshawa

A 34-year-old Whitby man faces impaired driving charges after his truck left the road crashing through a fence and flipping on the property of the Oshawa Golf and Country Club. His 57-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries. (Photo by Colin Williamson)

Durham police had their hands full with two collisions over the weekend in Oshawa.

The first occurred at approximately 4:14 p.m. on Nov. 22.

According to police, a truck was travelling southbound on Park Road North near Muriel Avenue when it reportedly lost control, crossed into the northbound lane and continued off the roadway.

The vehicle crashed through a fence and onto the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club property where it flipped over.

The 57-year-old passenger sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

The 34-year-old driver of Whitby was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm.

The second collision took place at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Nov. 23.

Officers were called to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Taunton Road near Ritson Road North.

A 55-year-old man was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.

He was thrown from the road and suffered a serious head injury. The man was airlifted to Toronto hospital, and is listed in serious condition.

The driver immediately stopped and did not suffer any injuries.

Anyone with information about the second collision or who witnessed the incident is asked to call D/Cst. Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5256.