OPP INVESTIGATE TWO SEPARATE ATV COLLISIONS SUNDAY

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The Elgin County OPP were called to two separate ATV collisions which occurred on Sunday the 20th of September, 2020.

The first collision occurred at approximately 11:15am on a trail near Calton, Malahide Twp. when a hunter went out to set up his tree stand and accidently drove his ATV into a washout throwing both him and the ATV into a ravine. Family members reported him overdue to police at approximately 6pm. Police conducted a search and located the man at approximately 6:40pm. With the assistance of Malahide Fire and EMS, a high angle rescue was conducted extricating the male from the ravine. The 51 year old Malahide Twp. Man was transported to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

The second collision occurred at approximately 7pm on a trail in the area of Black’s Rd and McMillan Line, West Elgin just west of Rodney, ON. Police received a report of two Rodney, ON men who were out operating ATV’s when one of them struck a pothole rolling the ATV at a high rate of speed. The male was transported to hospital suffering serious life threatening injuries.