Wednesday 22 May 2024

Long weekend incidents: slow down, people

Yes, life is short. My client passed away. We never have enough time with loved ones.

This is a glorious time of year, spring. Our long weekend was quite something, however. Our First Responders have to be prepared for anything: boats, cars, single vehicle access roads that lead to cottages. 

It has been a busy weekend on the roads in rural areas. The traffic speeding by our home is quite something. When they transfer that mindset and attitude to boating, it is easy for things to go wrong.

"It's a horrible situation. There were still people in the water when first responders arrived," OPP spokesperson Bill Dickson said in a video update on X. 
What a tragic event

Reporting from South Frontenac, Ont. for Global National and Global Toronto on weekend boating collision that claimed three lives and left five in hospital. Speedboat, rear, appears to have slammed fishing boat. It happened after dark on Saturday night. ⁦
Named as Matty Splinter

Three young people, in their early 20s. Gone.
Global News was there. 📹
  • 'You couldn’t ask for a better son and a better friend'
  • Her father Jim said the young people were just coming back to a friend’s cottage after watching the sunset, their boat’s lights on, through a no wake zone — where boats are required to slow down to pass through a narrow area in the bay. They had just shifted into gear when they were struck out of nowhere, he said, recounting what Côté’s partner Viau, who was with her, told them of the crash. – TorStar
Remembering Victims Of Fatal Boat Collision Near Kingston, Ont: Family ...

In Algonquin Park at 1 a.m.:

They are huge animals. 

Warden Steve Fournier (Drummond/North Elmsley Reeve) has proclaimed May 19 to 25, 2024 to be Paramedic Services Week in Lanark County. 

It is so sad. It really affects everyone in the area, as well as family. It impacts First Responders, who do amazing work. 

The police have tools, fortunately. This was sweet to read! [
Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR)


Kathy G said...

Sorry to hear about your client. In my experience, stupid drivers and driving is an international problem.

tz_garden said...

So sad, the poor families of the young people. Ugh.

Divers and Sundry said...

People in such a hurry don't seem to realize that rushing around is a dangerous thing to do. They are not focused on what's going on now but on what they are headed towards. And then disaster happens 😢

Karen said...

It's a nightmare out there on weekends and holidays.
Our road was recently topped with a deep layer of very loose coarse gravel. We crawl with our little SUV. The ATVs and 4x4 trucks FLY. We expect to see a mishap any time as the weekend warriors head back to the lake

Barbara Rogers said...

So many preventable deaths/injuries! It's sad when someone who is ill and dying finally lets go. It's certainly sadder to hear of young people, or older disdainful people, hurting themselves and others! Yes the first responders save so many lives. I have great compassion for them as they are faced with the horrors of what machines can do to human flesh.

DUTA said...

Too many cars!

Elephant's Child said...

A moment of careless fun which ends in lifelong tragedy. And the holiday season and long weekends are rife with them.

eileeninmd said...

All the accidents look bad, colliding with a moose sounds awful.
People should slow down! Take care, enjoy your day!

Anvilcloud said...

It's a good weekend to stay home.

DeniseinVA said...

This is all so very sad. We will be staying home but safe travels to all who are visiting families.