Tottenham brothers credited with life saving effort near
A wrong turn taken by two brothers from Tottenham who were on their way
to Collingwood are being credited for saving the lives of a brother and
sister from Everett, whose vehicle rolled into a creek after being
struck by another vehicle at the intersection of Cty Rd 1 and Conc. 7
Matthew, 31, and Scott Lahey 26, were westbound on Cty Rd 1 about 2:30
pm and witnessed the silver Cavalier driven by a 20-year-old Everett
woman roll three times, struck the guard rail, and landing roof down
into the waterway which had been replenished by a week's worth of rain
in the area. Her 22-year-old brother was a passenger in the vehicle.
Both were trapped and partially submerged in the frigid water.
"The investigation revealed that a Toyota Rav4 was southbound on the
7th Concession, stopped at the stop sign at County Road 1 and then
continued southbound across County Road 1 into the path of an eastbound
Chevrolet Cavalier," according to the OPP press release. "The Chevrolet
was struck by the Toyota, veered off the roadway to the south ditch
striking the guide rail and flipped onto its roof in the ditch."
With the aid of a crowbar, the passenger window was smashed in and the
pair pulled out of the vehicle and were transported by ambulance to
Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston for examination. They suffered
minor injuries and were released, but the vehicle was demolished.
A 39-year-old Loretto woman is charged with Fail to Yield. She was not
injured, and her vehicle sustained minor damage.
The Lahey brothers are being recommended for citations.