Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

Saugeen Shores Police Service

Press Release

20 April 2009

Serious Personal Injury ATV accident

At 8:58 pm Sunday 19 April 2009 officers of the Saugeen Shores Police Service responded to a serious personal injury ATV accident on Carlisle St just north of High St in Southampton. The accident involved a single ATV and the operator was a 43 year old Saugeen Shores male.

Initial investigation indicates a husband and wife were operating two separate ATVís on Carlisle St near High St. heading north. Both made turning movements to turn around and head south. The operator of the first machine looked back after making the turn to see the driver of the second ATV laying on the side of the road.

Police, fire and ambulance attended to the scene. The male was taken to Southampton Hospital and subsequently airlifted to London Victoria Hospital where he remains with serious life threatening injuries. 

Saugeen Shores Police assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are investigating the accident. 

Dan Rivett

Chief of Police

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