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Monday February 4th, 2013

Posted at 10:41pm

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Sandwich Street in west Windsor as seen on Google Streetview

Two males were taken to hospital after being struck by a car while waiting for a bus on Windsor’s west side late Monday afternoon.

Police say that  just after 5:30pm a 1999 Silver Ford Taurus was east bound on Sandwich Street at Detroit Street.   When it approached the S curve in the road, the driver lost control and started sliding to the left, the driver then tried to correct the slide turning the wheels to the right,  but jumped the curb, crashed through a concrete bench where the pedestrians were.  The car then continued on into a park for approximately 40 meters.

The two male pedestrians age 21 and 23 both from Windsor were taken to Hotel Dieu Hospital for non life threatening injuries.  The 23-year-old male complained of a sore back, neck and right leg, the second male had a sore back, neck and possibly some broken ribs.

Police say that it is fortunate the injuries were not more serious. They say that witnesses indicated that the two males when struck flew up over the front hood of the car and fell to the ground.

The driver,  a 25-year-old male from Windsor was not injured nor were his two passengers.  He was charged with careless driving.

The car sustained damage to the tune of $1,000 and the bench was valued at around $1,000 dollars.

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