Pair Pair hurt in accident near Windy Point

Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a single-vehicle accident that occurred just before midnight yesterday on Highway just west of the Windy Point bridge.
Fort Frances OPP said a pick-up truck with two occupants was eastbound on the highway when the vehicle drifted on to the gravel shoulder. The driver over-corrected and caused the vehicle to go into a spin and hit a rock cut.
The driver, Damian McGinnis, 25, of Red Gut Bay First Nation, was taken to hospital by ambulance and later released, police said.
The passenger, Nancy Jones, 18, also of Red Gut Bay First Nation, was airlifted to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, where she remains with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police noted.
The accident remains under investigation.
Meanwhile, Fort Frances OPP investigated an accident on the 700 block of Scott Street around 5 a.m. today in which the driver failed to remain at the scene.
A vehicle had driven into a utility pole.
A 26-year-old Fort Frances man subsequently was charged with failing to report a collision and failing to remain at the scene of a collision, police reported.
He will appear in court Sept. 16.
In other news, Fort Frances OPP received a report of damage to a home on the 200 block of Sixth Street West yesterday.
Sometime overnight, a motor vehicle drove onto the lawn of the residence and struck the side of the home. The driver then backed onto the street and fled the scene, police said.
The incident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 a.m. yesterday.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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