OPP Report 5 Deaths Over Long Weekend

OPP Report 5 Deaths Over Long Weekend

Posted: 2020-10-15 14:44:23 By: thebay

OPP say they responded to four fatal collisions over the Thanksgiving Long Weekend, which claimed the lives of five people.

Among the incidents was a double fatality collision involving a horse and buggy, in which two children lost their lives. Three other people were killed in separate collisions, one of which involved a teenager. Police say a motorcyclist was among those who died, marking a particularly tragic year for motorcyclists, with 38 deaths this year compared to 23 this time last year.

Officers laid 6,246 traffic-related charges including 4,771 speeding charges laid. Motorists driving at dangerously high speeds continued to endanger the lives of other road users, with 159 racing/stunt driving charges laid.

Drivers engaged in other dangerous behaviours were also held to account, with 104 distracted driving and 92 alcohol/drug-impaired driving charges laid. Drivers and passengers who failed to wear a seat belt made up 144 of the offences.