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ATV driver seriously injured in collision

A Greenstone man suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision at a hunting and fishing camp in Geraldton.
2020-04-01 OPP stock

GREENSTONE, Ont. – A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after the ATV he was driving was involved in a collision at a hunting and fishing camp on Highway 11 in Geraldton.

The man, a Greenstone resident in his 40s, was airlifted to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after the collision occurred around 7 p.m. on Monday.

The collision occurred in an off-road area on a dirt trail, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.

OPP officers from the Greenstone detachment attended the scene alongside an OPP technical collision investigation team and paramedics with Superior North EMS.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, but confirmed the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

“ Operators who do not wear their helmets are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death if they crash, lose control or their ORV tips over,” the OPP said in a statement.

The force warned the public losing control, alcohol consumption, lack of experience, and overall carelessness are major contributing factors to ATV accidents causing severe injury or death.  

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