Three students OK after accident near campus

Firefighters respond to an accident at one of the entrances to Durham College and Ontario Tech University campus Thursday. Photo credit: Tracey Bowers-Lee

Three female students are safe after a two-vehicle collision at one of the entrances to the Durham College and Ontario Tech University campus around noon today.

Durham Regional Police (DRPS), Oshawa Fire Services and Campus Security officials responded to the accident at the intersection of Founders Gate and Simcoe Street.

A DRPS officer told the Chronicle a blue Hyundai was travelling north on Simcoe and collided with a white Nissan travelling south. The blue Hyundai was attempting a left-hand turn into the campus, according to police.

The occupants of the two vehicles – two students from Ontario Tech University’s Forensic Psychology program and a student in Durham College’s Dental Hygiene program – said they were not hurt in the accident.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene.

A Durham Regional Police officer surveys the damage at the accident scene. Photo credit: Shane Patrick

This is the fourth accident on or adjacent to the campus in the past six months, according to the DRPS website.

In addition, an Ontario Tech student was killed after being hit by a vehicle while walking across the intersection of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street on Nov. 14, 2018.

– with files Brandon Wright and Marc Stuempfle