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Toronto Star - Apr. 27, 2006. 06:34 AM
Mississauga mayor 'shaken' in car crash
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion was shaken, but says she's "just fine" after being involved in a car accident earlier Wednesday evening, the Mississauga News reported.
Peel Regional Police wouldn't confirm that the 85-year-old mayor had been involved in a crash, but witnesses and sources close to the case said she smashed her car into a signpost in the area of McLaughlin and Cantay Rds. at about 9:30 p.m.
Witnesses reported that the airbags in McCallion's car deployed, but she emerged from the vehicle and while visibly shaken, was able to walk away from the scene. The front end of McCallion's car was severely damaged, witnesses said.
A horde of police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene. McCallion was examined by paramedics near the site.
In a brief interview with The News, McCallion said she was on her way home from the Peel Police Services Board Awards ceremony at the Mississauga Convention Centre when the accident occurred.
"I was trying to turn onto Cantay from McLaughlin," McCallion said, adding she hit what she described as a "sign that protects the hydro pole. "I'm doing fine, but my car isn't. The front was damaged."
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