Highway 118 East reopened following collision investigation

Highway 118 East near Carnarvon has been reopened following an investigation into a single vehicle collision.

Officers from the Haliburton Highlands Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police attended on Highway 118 just west of One Mile Drive in the early morning hours.

The collision occurred at 2:00 a.m. when a single motor vehicle left the highway and struck a rock cut.

A lone male occupant received serious injuries as a result of the collision.

Members of Haliburton Highlands OPP and members of the Technical Collision section attended the scene for the investigation of the collision.

Additional assistance was provided by the Bracebridge Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Highway 118 was closed for investigation of the collision and has now been opened to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

MNR tracking “full sized” bear that was hit by a vehicle near public school

OPP and MNR officers are currently trying to track a large bear that was hit by a vehicle near a public school.

This morning at 7:20 am a collision occurred between a motor vehicle and what was described as “a full sized bear” on Old Barrie Road between Penetanguishene Road and Line 1 of Oro-Medonte Township.  This was near W.R. Best Public School.

School authorities were notified and the school along with its students were secured for safety.

Officers from the Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are on scene along with Officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources who are currently tracking the bear.

The Barrie OPP, for the sake of public interest, would like to notify the public of this information so that if they see the injured bear they are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Ministry of Natural Resource at 1-866-514-2327.

 

Four hospitalized after rollover north of Hwy 12

Orillia Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a single vehicle rollover that resulted in four people being hospitalized with one airlifted to Toronto.

Today at 7:31 a.m., police were dispatched to County Road 46 north of Highway 12.

The 21 year old male driver from Selkirk was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life threatening injuries. The 22 year old female passenger from Sebright suffered minor injuries. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported by ambulance to a local hospital and the male was later air lifted to a Toronto trauma centre.

The OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) is currently at scene investigating the cause of the collision. County Road 46 will be closed in both directions at Highway 12 until further notice.

 

35 yr old Enniskillen woman facing charges following collision

Tips from the public led police to a suspect after a vehicle was seen leaving the scene of a collision on Wednesday.

Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received complaints from motorists travelling on Highway 11 North in Gravenhurst of a vehicle that had collided with another while driving and had taken off on Wednesday, just before 5pm.

A short time later, officers received information from concerned members of the public that the suspect vehicle was in a nearby parking lot on Talisman Drive in Gravenhurst.

Police attended and as a result of their investigation arrested and charged 35 year-old Danielle South of Enniskillen Twp with the following offenses:

Impaired Operation
Over 80
Fail to Stop at the Scene of Accident
Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle
Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
Driving a Motor Vehicle with Open Liquor

The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on July 19th. Further, the accused received an immediate 90 day driver’s licence suspension and had her vehicle towed and impounded.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who were attentive to their community and took that time to call police with their concerns, ultimately taking an impaired driver off the road.

One person airlifted from Hwy 11 accident scene in Severn Twp

Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a serious collision on Highway 11 at Southwood Road.

At 12:40pm  emergency services were called to attend a collision at Highway 11 Northbound at Southwood Road in Severn Bridge.

There were two vehicles involved in the collision, with one person having serious injuries. The highway was temporarily closed by the OPP to allow the person to be airlifted to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

One lane in both Southbound and Northbound directions of Highway 11 has been re-opened to traffic.

The investigation is currently ongoing and an update will be sent out when the Highway is completely re-opened.

 

Man charged following two vehicle collision in Huntsville

A Strong Township man has been charged after a collision sent a woman to hospital in Huntsville.

On Tuesday at 12:15pm, Huntsville OPP responded to the collision, which involved two vehicles in the area of Highway #60 and King William Street in Huntsville.

An eastbound Chevrolet Uplander was rear-ended by a second eastbound vehicle. The female driver of the Uplander received non-life threatening injuries resulting from the collision and was transported to a local hospital.

Robert Stumpf of Strong Township was charged with careless driving section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.