Haliburton Highlands OPP say they are investigating a single off-road vehicle (ORV) collision that sent two to hospital and resulted in a warning range suspension for the driver.
On June 19, 2021, at a3:11 a.m., officers from the Haliburton Highlands OPP, along with the Haliburton County Paramedic Services and Dysart Township Fire Department, responded to a single-vehicle collision involving an ORV on Gregory Lane.
As a result of the collision, two passengers were transported to local hospital. One person was later airlifted by Ornge to a Toronto-area trauma centre with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the ORV was issued a three-day driver’s licence suspension as a result of a roadside screening device test that resulted in a “warn” range.
The name of the accused was not released.
Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) officers attended the scene for further investigation.
Due to the increased number of ORVs at this time of year, officers are reminding riders to exercise caution and ride within laws that are designed to keep you safe while operating any type of ORV. The OPP are also asking the public to partner with them to reduce the rising number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or ORV incidents.
Always be prepared for the unexpected. Carry a tool kit, first-aid supplies, tow rope, flashlight, tire repair kit, high-energy food and cell phone. Also carry a map, compass or GPS unit, and know how to use them.
Make it a priority to:
· Always wear a comfortable, well-fitted and fastened approved helmet
· Never drink and ride
· Ride with others – never alone
· Take a safety course and get to know your equipment
· Stay in control and ride within your skill level
· Know your responsibilities wherever you ride
· Let someone know your trip or activity plans
For more information on ATV/ORV safety and legal requirements, visit www.ontario.ca/atv.