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BEYOND LOCAL: Guelph driver, 92, charged in incident that injured CTV reporter

Stephanie Villella was badly injured March 1 when she was hit by a vehicle while covering an earlier crash on Brock Road in Puslinch
CTV reporter Stephanie Villella was covering this accident on Brock Road March 1 when she was hit by a vehicle and badly injured.

A 92-year-old Guelph woman has now been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm in an incident that left a CTV reporter with serious injuries.

The incident happened on March 1 in Puslinch at the intersection of Brock Road and Maltby Road.

CTV reporter Stephanie Villella was on-scene reporting on an earlier accident when a driver apparently drove into a closed-off section of the road, striking Villella.

Villella, 30, was seriously injured and "rushed to a trauma centre with serious injuries."

"As a result of the investigation, a 92-year-old driver from Guelph has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm," OPP Const. Josh Cunningham said in a video tweet Saturday. "This is a tragic reminder of how important it is to follow road closure signage." Cunningham said.

CTV Kitchener said in a news report that Villella is "recovering from her injuries."