Man charged following head-on collision in Nackawic

A 22-year-old man has been charged with numerous offenses following a head-on collision in Nackawic, N.B.

Yesterday, shortly after 4 p.m., West District RCMP Nackawic Detachment responded to a report of a collision on Landegger Drive, where a minivan had collided head-on with another vehicle.

The collision happened with enough force that the minivan landed on the front lawn of a nearby home, narrowly missing the house.

The driver of the minivan, Dylan Thornton of the Nackawic area, was not injured and fled the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to hospital with serious but what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Thornton was arrested nearby a short time later.

Speed is believed to have been a contributing factor in the collision. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Thornton appeared in Woodstock Provincial court today and was charged with dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident, taking a vehicle without consent, as well as two counts of breach of probation. He was remanded in custody pending a bail hearing on December 27th.

The investigation is continuing.