Perth County OPP and the Granton Fire Department responded to a collision on Friday evening, Nov. 17, at 11:15 p.m. on Road 139 south of St. Marys.
A Ford pick-up truck, driven by Robert Coveny, 35, of Blanshard Ward, was travelling south on Road 139 toward Prospect Hill when he swerved to avoid an animal. He crossed the centre line and collided with a northbound Chevrolet driven by Margaret Dawson, 50, of London.
As a result of the collision, Dawson and her passenger Kenneth Irons, 75, of St. Marys, were injured and trapped in their vehicle. The Granton Fire Department had to remove them. Dawson and Irons were both transported to London Health Sciences Centre, where they remained, in fair condition, as of press time.
Robert Coveny and his passenger Kelsey Coveny, 10, were transported to St. Marys Memorial Hospital and treated and released.
The OPP's Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team assisted with the collision investigation. Coveny was charged by the police for careless driving.
St. Marys OPP Sgt. Doug Ashbourne recommends that if you see an animal of any size on the road, come to a safe stop and allow it to pass.
Sgt. Asbourne adds that at this time of year its good to be extra cautious because deer are on the move.