Killaloe OPP bulletins May 10

Barry’s Bay resident in serious collision in Algonquin Park

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 1:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (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.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2022,May10) SERIOUS COLLISION IN ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK [media release]

OPP warn aggressive driving is dangerous

Police remind motorists aggressive driving is dangerous and is a leading causal factor in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP patrolled roads. The OPP targets speeders, racers/stunt drivers and other aggressive drivers through robust enforcement and public education. The OPP remains committed to saving lives on roads, waterways and trails.

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, shortly after 11:00 p.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car on Highway 60 near Church Street, in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards. The 30 year old driver from Pembroke was found to be travelling at 120 km/h in a posted 70 km/h zone. As a result of police investigation, the driver was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle while Performing a Stunt – Speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant was issued a summons to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, Killaloe. The vehicle was towed and impounded for fourteen days. The defendant’s driver’s licence was seized and suspended for thirty days.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2022,May10) STUNT DRIVING CHARGE LAID, AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IS DANGEROUS [media release]

OPP seek assistance after vehicle damage to mailboxes

Several mailboxes were damaged by a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.

On Friday, May 6, 2022, shortly before 6:30 a.m., police received a call of damaged mailboxes on Augsburg Road near Klingbeil Street, in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. Police have determined that an unknown vehicle was travelling eastbound on Augsburg Road, and left the roadway striking several mailboxes. Police believe the collision to have occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on the morning of May 6, 2022. Police are asking anyone with information surrounding this collision to contact the Killaloe OPP Detachment at 613-757-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2022,May10) DAMAGES TO MAILBOXES AFTER FAILTO REMAIN COLLISION [media release]

To contact your local police

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.

One comment

  1. Eve-Marie Chamot

    Anytime is “moose time” in Algonquin Park and tis the season for “critters” on the road everywhere hereabouts:-
    if you see a creature on or near the road your foot goes for the brake and your hand sounds the horn to encourage said creature to move along but DO NOT let yourself run off the road:- it’s not worth it.
    Most animals do not have stereoscopic color vision like humans do and they simply do not sense the danger of a vehicle approaching at high speed and often will act as if you are not there:- however they respond much better to loud sharp sounds like a car horn blaring and will promptly try to run away from it.
    As for the Pembroke guy speeding in Wilno perhaps he was practicing to be Santa Claus by driving fast enough to become airborne:- obviously he was a bit “high” on something!

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