Young child suffers serious injuries in head-on collision in Delta, involving suspected impaired driving

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      A young child was seriously injured in a collision that involved a suspected impaired driver in Delta last week.

      Today (January 20), the Delta Police Department (DPD) stated that prior to 10 p.m. on January 14, two vehicles collided head-on in the 10100 block of River Road in Delta.

      A family of three was in the westbound vehicle while a sole occupant was in the eastbound vehicle.

      Bystanders at the scene attempted to help those involved in the collision.

      The driver of the latter vehicle, who sustained minor injuries, was arrested for suspected impaired driving.

      Meanwhile in the westbound vehicle received minor injuries while the third, a young child, suffered serious injuries. The child was taken to hospital but later released on the weekend to return home to recover.

      The weekend prior to this crash, the DPD had stated that they had removed nine impaired drivers from roads and an additional six impaired drivers during the week.

      “This needs to stop,” DPD Insp. Ciaran Feenan stated in a news release. “It’s absolutely unacceptable that a young child has received significant injuries. People who make the choice to drive impaired are being incredibly selfish. This incident has renewed our officers’ determination to make sure we take as many impaired drivers off the road as we can.”

      The investigation remains continuing and police are pursuing criminal impaired driving charges in this incident.