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.