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One person seriously injured after truck goes airborne on Lake Simcoe

A Guelph man has been charged following incident Saturday night near Shore Acres Drive in Innisfil

INNISFIL - On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the South Simcoe Police Service was called to a report of a collision involving a pickup truck on the ice on Lake Simcoe in Innisfil.

The investigation determined that the [driver of the] truck drove at a high rate of speed off the end of Shore Acres Drive, hit a pressure crack protruding upward and became airborne before the vehicle landed back down on the ice.

The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to a Toronto trauma centre.  

Thirty-eight-year-old Andrew Benedict of Guelph [has been] charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired - excess blood alcohol, and dangerous operation. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada. These tragedies are 100 per cent preventable. Don't drive impaired. Make the right choice for your safety and the safety of others.