Thursday, 3 July 2014

Drive safely out there –someone loves you or your victim

On land, water or in the air. Speed kills, as does alcohol, and carelessness, and incidents are on the rise. Thank goodness for universal healthcare and our EMS crews.
We had a long weekend, with our holiday following on the Tuesday. Many people took Monday off, too.
There were busy times on the lakes.
During this time, officers across the region issued :

  • 968 Speeding Charges
  • 17 Racing Charges
  • 85 Seatbelt Charges
  • 55 Distracted Driving Charges
  • 87 Hazardous Moving Violations
  • 142 Other Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Charges
  • 37 Liquor Licence Act Charges
  • 33 Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act Charges
  • charged 21 people with impaired/over 0.80 charges.

Deaths are increasing: carelessness, lack of attention, alcohol, speed

ORILLIA, ON, OPP June 23, 2014  - Highway deaths with speed as a causal factor have doubled in 2014. According to the data, speed-related deaths are currently in the lead when compared to collision fatalities in which distracted or impaired driving were causal factors.
Statistics on OPP-patrolled roads in 2013:

  • Of the 113 people killed, speed was a factor in 33 of those deaths. 
  •  Distracted driving is in second place at 24 fatalities 
  • Impaired driving related deaths are at 12. 
  • Last year speed was a factor in more than 11,000 collisions 
  • Officers laid nearly 300,000 speeding charges across the province in 2013. 
  • Almost 3,000 of those charges involved the motorist driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed.

The OPP have reported 11 Ontario boating deaths this year, (5 by the same date last year –2013).
  • According to the Canadian Red Cross, more than 160 water-related boating fatalities occur each year. In 90% of the cases, the victims were not wearing lifejackets.
  • Accounting for 56 percent of these deaths are men aged between 15 and 44, with alcohol consumption involved in over 50 percent of the incidents.
  • OPP investigators revealed that nine of the victims were not wearing a personal floatation device (PFD) or lifejacket and that alcohol was a factor in at least three of the incidents.

June/July incidents

Published June 25, 10:55pm: Huntsville OPP is investigating a head on crash this afternoon that killed a 66-year-old local man on Highway 60 near Grassmere Lake Road.

2. 2 Ottawa men charged after serious crash with RCMP vehicle

  1. 3. One dead in car crash near Stouffville golf course

    CTV News-Jun 19, 2014Share
    Police said the car may have been travelling at high speed as it approached a roundabout. The car, police say, became engulfed in flames.

  1. Hamilton Spectator-Jun 29, 2014
    Bandurka was sitting in the back seat when the crash occurred around 3. He died. The SUV driver was a drunk 21-year-old Kitchener-Waterloo resident ...

Toronto Star

5. Mayor Hazel Scallion in second car crash in last five weeks 11, 2014
According to police and paramedics sources, it happened in late afternoon as the mayor was turning from Ontario St. onto Queen St. Her car ...

6. Seven year old girl suffers serious injuries in boating accident on Lake Rosseau
by Norah Fountain June 30th - A 7-year-old girl who fell from a boat and was hit by the same boat on Lake Rosseau was airlifted to Toronto hospital with a serious leg injury yesterday. Skeleton Bay on Lake Rosseau.
Very dangerous

7. Friday, June 27, 2014 officers responded to a fatal motorcycle crash near Denbigh that took the life of 60-year-old Kenneth Leach of Whitby.
8.  Saturday, June 28, 2014 Umana Gonzalo, 47 of Toronto died while swimming in the Trent River in Frankford.
9.  Saturday, officers responded to ultra-light plane crash near the Frankford airport. The lone pilot was transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Incidents waiting to happen
10.  Saturday, June 28, 2014, Lanark officers attended a serious ATV crash on Tyron Road near Sharbot Lake. The 45-year-old male operator received serious injuries.
11.  Monday, June 30, 2014 A fatal crash on Calabogie Road near Renfrew. An adult male died at hospital. The investigation is continuing.
12.  Tuesday, July 1, 2014, a female diver, 49 from Mississauga lost her life after being removed from the St. Lawrence River 5 km’s from Brockville.
13. Markham man, 52, faces dangerous driving charges  Shortly after 8 a.m. on Canada Day police began received complaints about a black mini-van travelling at very high speeds northbound on Hwy. 69. The vehicle was also reported to be on the wrong side of the road and forcing oncoming traffic to take evasive action. (This happened before, in Muskoka, a number of years ago. The guy was high on cocaine.)

14. Kiteboarder, boaters rescued from Ottawa River
15. Water rescue teams warn boaters of Deschênes Rapids | Body of missing boater Mykhaylo Novikov found in Ottawa River


Red said...

They make cars that go faster. They create and advertise all kinds of booze. They keep on with this agenda. No wonder people get killed and injured.

William Kendall said...

That's a whole lot of traffic citations.

Christine said...

gosh long weekends are scary.

Roan said...

Our state recently made hands on cell phone use and texting illegal. I still see people doing it. Hubs was run off the road last summer by a teenager coming head on toward him. The boy was texting. The boy finally looked up and turned into the ditch. After making sure he was okay, Hubs grabbed his cell phone and threw it as hard as he could into a bean field. I doubt he ever found it.