Clarington man charged; Whitby, Ajax women remain in hospital after car crashes into Oshawa Tim Horton’s

A 59-year-old Clarington man is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm after a woman was pinned by a car against the wall of an Oshawa Tim Horton s early Sunday morning. According to witnesses, Durham Regional Police report a Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on King Street East about 1:10 a.m. when it left the road and collided with the Tim Horton s at King and Drew Streets. The car destroyed the glass foyer of the coffee shop. A 25-year-old Whitby woman and a 19-year-old Ajax woman were leaving the shop when both were hit by the Camaro, said police. One of the women was pinned against the building when the vehicle came to a stop.

Police said a passing tow truck operator used his tow cable to pull the car from the wall and free the woman. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They both remain in hospital in stable condition. Police said the driver and passenger in the Camaro were not hurt.

Charged with two counts of dangerous operation causing bodily harm is Daniel Shaw, 59, of Clarington. Police are now looking to speak with two people they believe witnessed the crash. The first is the driver of a pickup truck that was eastbound on King Street East at the time of the crash. A second person was just about to the enter the shop on an electric scooter as the collision happened.

Police are still piecing together the cause of the collision and are asking anyone with information to call D/Cst/Lee at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5231.

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