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Timmins man transported to Sudbury hospital following serious ATV crash

Speed, not wearing a helmet are both considered to be contributing factors
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NEWS RELEASE
TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
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The Timmins Police Service is investigating a single vehicle ATV collision which occurred during the evening hours of Monday, June 17 on an unorganized ATV trail off of Norman Street in Timmins.

A 24-year-old Timmins man was transported to the Timmins and District Hospital with a series of serious injuries, not the least of which, a serious head injury that he suffered in the collision. He has since been transported to a Sudbury area hospital due to the severity of injury.

The investigation is being undertaken by the officers with the Timmins Police Service – Traffic Section who are in the midst of trying to determine the root cause of the collision with the deployment of the Timmins Police - Collision Recreationist.

As well, a heavily damaged 2014 BRP ATV has been recovered by the Timmins Police Service so that it can be subjected to a thorough mechanical inspection in keeping with this ongoing investigation.

Initial findings indicate that the operator of the ATV failed to adequately maneuver over a berm resulting in loss of control and a subsequent collision resulting in serious injury.

The Timmins Police Service can confirm that the operator of the ATV was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The vehicle came to rest a considerable distance from the location of the operator indicating that speed may be a contributing factor in this collision.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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