DUFFERIN COUNTY — Members of the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating two separate serious collision involving an All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on private property.
On July 30, 2023, shortly after 2:30 p.m., the Dufferin OPP along with emergency services responded to a single ATV collision at a rural property in the Town of Mono. The lone rider was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. The 51-year-old male was air-lifted by Ornge to a Toronto area trauma centre.
On July 30, 2023, a few minutes after the above collision was called in, Dufferin officers responded to a second unrelated collision involving an ATV. Officers attended a rural property on 8th Line in the Township of Amaranth for a 10-year-old male involved in an ATV rollover. The youth was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dufferin OPP would like to remind ATV operators that even though many see these vehicles as “Toys”, responsible use and proper safety equipment should always be used to prevent a fun time turning into a tragic event.
ATV operators are reminded to:
- Always wear a comfortable, well-fitted and fastened approved helmet
- Never drink and ride
- Take a safety course and get to know your equipment
- Stay in control and ride within your skill level
- Know your responsibilities wherever you ride
- Let someone know your trip or activity plans