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Teen charged after vehicle hits Front Street rooming house

By Sara Carson, Orillia Packet & Times



A Washago teen has been charged with failing to stop for a red light after the vehicle she was driving hit a Front Street rooming house Jan. 2.

A blue Mazda 3 smashed into 121 Front St. S. after it collided with a silver Mercedes SUV at around 3 p.m.

The Mazda collided with the Mercedes after running a red light at the intersection of Front and King streets.

The Mazda was headed south on Front Street in the right lane and the Mercedes was turning left from Front onto King when the collision occurred.

“The driver of the SUV was committed to the turn in order to clear the intersection as the light had turned red,” OPP said in a press release.

After hitting the Mercedes, the Mazda driver lost control and hit the building, which incurred minor structural damage.

A 17-year-old female was the driver of the Mazda. She has been charged with failing to stop for a red light under the Highway Traffic Act. The fine is $150 plus court costs and a victim surcharge.

No one was injured as a result of the incident

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