Kitchener man charged after multi-vehicle collision

Kitchener man charged after multi-vehicle collision

The OPP have laid criminal charges against a 24-year-old Kitchener, Ont., man after he allegedly lost control of his SUV and caused a multi-vehicle collision Thursday night.

Police say a male driver was driving west along Highway 7 in Kitchener when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a motorcycle and two other vehicles at about 11:20 p.m.

A 54-year-old Kitchener motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital. The passengers in the other two eastbound vehicles were uninjured.

The highway was closed between Homer Watson Boulevard and Courtland Avenue East for nearly five hours while police investigated the scene. Anyone with information for OPP investigators is asked to call 1-519-654-0150, or 1-888-310-1122.

Nathan Clayton, the driver of the SUV, suffered minor injuries and has since been charged with four criminal charges:

  • Impaired Driving Causing Bodily harm
  • Over .08 Causing Bodily Harm
  • Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm
  • Driving While Suspended

Clayton is due to appear in a Kitchener court on May 18.