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Teen taken to hospital after Rt 23 crash

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2010

A portion of Route 23 south of Ottawa was closed this morning after a 17 year old boy from Sheridan reportedly swerved to miss a deer.  It happened shortly after 4am Friday.

Police say the teen was heading north when he swerved to miss the animal and instead hit a guardrail and overturned his car.  He was taken to Ottawa Regional Hospital for treatment.  His condition is not available.  The road was reopened shortly before 7am.

Police typically recommend against swerving to miss animals on the road.

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