Serious Crash In Algonquin Provincial Park After Driver Avoids Animal


A serious single vehicle collision in Algonquin Provincial Park resulted in driver extrication from the vehicle and transport to hospital by Ornge Air. 

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, shortly after 1 p.m., Killaloe OPP, assisted by Renfrew County Ambulance and members of the South Algonquin Fire Department, responded to a serious single vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on Highway 60, near Opeongo Lake, in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Investigation has revealed the lone driver of the SUV was travelling eastbound on Highway 60 and suffered a loss of control while swerving to avoid an animal.

The vehicle then struck a rock cut. The 68-year-old driver from Barry’s Bay was transported to hospital by Ornge Air with serious injuries.

The vehicle was towed.

Police remind drivers to be mindful of animals while driving. Swerving to avoid a collision with an animal can result in a loss of control and serious injury. Drive safely.

In the event you are reporting an occurrence that does not require immediate police assistance, please call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to speak to someone at the Killaloe Detachment, contact 613-757-2600.


  1. In these unexpected events, with out a way of predicting them, there is one thing you as a driver can do in defense. Keep your speed down. Where it is common to see drivers 5, 10, 15 kilometers above the posted limit you need to know that those few extra kilometers per hour can have devastating effects on the control-ability of your vehicle during the fractions of seconds of such and event, and can more than significantly reduce the collision forces if impact is inevitable. SLOW THE HELL DOWN ! Tire technology, suspension, steering, and braking are all much better than in years past but that vehicle you are driving is wildly lighter than in those same years past and that changes how you vehicle will respond.


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