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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on August 25th, 2009
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I wish both passengers a healthy and speedy recovery.
— A 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were injured Monday night in a motorcycle crash south of Manotick. The man, who was driving the Kawasaki Ninja motorbike with the woman as his passenger, apparently lost control of the bike on Rideau Valley Drive near the intersection of Boucher Crescent — a few kilometres south of Manotick — shortly after 7 p.m. “When he was transported (to hospital) he was conscious,” said paramedic duty officer François Côté. “But at the scene he did lose consciousness.” The man sustained spinal cord trauma and chest injuries, Côté said, but the woman only suffered injuries to her left knee. He said according to an off-duty paramedic who was at the scene, speed wasn’t a factor in the accident, nor was alcohol. “His injuries are quite severe considering it appears to be a low-speed crash,” Côté said, adding he doesn’t know what caused the man to lose control of the motorcycle. © Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on July 15th, 2009
OTTAWA — A 44-year-old Gatineau man remains in critical condition after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car in Gatineau Thursday night.
At around 10 p.m., the man, heading west on Maloney Boulevard, became airborn when his motorcycle was hit by a car heading east on the same road as the car turned left at Rue de Laverdière.
Police said the car likely did not see the motorcyclist.
Gatineau police have ruled out alcohol as a factor in the crash but the bureau of criminal inquiries is investigating the scene, along with an accident reconstruction team. The driver of the car has not been charged.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on July 6th, 2009
My thoughts are with the families of these young motor cross riders. I have worked with families in similar situations and it is a very difficult time.
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Spate of injuries continues at track
16-year-old latest casualty at motocross races
A 16-year-old motocross racer on Sunday morning became the ninth teenage rider to be sent to hospital over the weekend after several incidents at the Sand Del Lee Raceway, on Conley Road near Richmond.
Paramedics responded at 10:15 a.m. to a call for an unconscious 16-year-old who suffered neck and back injuries after losing control of his dirt bike. When paramedics arrived, the Metcalfe-area youth had regained consciousness and was transported to the pediatric trauma centre at CHEO with non-life-threatening injuries.
He was one of about 300 competitors in the Eastern Amateur National Motocross Championships, which were held at Sand Del Lee. The two-kilometre looped dirtbike track features bumps, hills and corners.
Two paramedic crews and one superintendent responded to Sunday’s call.
In the second of two calls on Saturday, two paramedic helicopters and five paramedic units responded and transported six youths to hospital with various injuries, including broken collarbones. One patient, a boy under the age of 18, was airlifted to CHEO with pelvic and abdominal injuries.
Earlier, paramedics transported two youths with similar non-life-threatening injuries to hospital.
The concentration of injuries over two days is unusual, said John Grant, co-owner of MX101, which has operated the raceway for eight or nine years.
None of the youths were hurt in collisions, but instead were injured after losing control, some at the same time at different points on the track, he said.
“This is not a typical thing,” he said. “I’ve never seen it before.”
Still, Grant makes no bones about the fact that motocross racing carries some risk. “It’s an extreme sport. It’s not ballet. But you can get really hurt doing ballet, too.”
When injuries happen, he says, MX101 is careful to call for an ambulance as a precaution.
“We’re huge about precautions here because they’re kids,” Grant said. “If a kid falls and complains about something, we take it very seriously.”
Six advanced medical first responders hired by MX101 were on site for the duration of the championship, company medical director Brian Chisamore said.
He chalked the number of injuries up to the fact that the racers were amateurs who may not always know how to fall or take a turn properly, and because it was the first event of the season.
An ambulance is called to the raceway when a patient requests to be seen at a hospital and whenever there are serious injuries, Chisamore said. “And if we’re ever in doubt, if somebody’s complaining of a sore neck or a sore back, then we call an ambulance. We tend to over-send people (to hospital) because we can’t tell that at the race track. Nobody could without having X-rays.”
Manotick resident Sam Damm and his family were at the track over the weekend as seven-year-old Adam took part in his third year of racing. He started riding a dirt bike with training wheels when he was two years old and has not had any serious injuries, although he has cried “probably twice when he’s fallen,” Damm said.
The spate of injuries over the weekend “makes you think a little bit,” Damm said. Safety is a big concern for him, and he makes sure Adam has the best possible safety equipment. But for the Damms, motocross is less about the risks than it is about an enjoyable family sport and outing.
The high volume of calls — paramedics have been called to the raceway on 12 days since April 18 for 21 patients, 15 of whom were transported to hospital — has paramedics calling for a paramedic unit on site. They say calls to the raceway, which is about eight kilometres west of Richmond, can strain their coverage of the city.
“Weekends for us are busy, and it impacts our ability to respond to events in the rest of the community as well,” paramedic operations superintendant Steven Leu.
Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans, who chairs the community and protective services committee, said having a paramedic on site for events “would make a lot of sense.”
Grant said he is open to all discussion about making Sand Del Lee as safe as possible for racers and their families.
source: The Ottawa Citizen
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on June 21st, 2009
OTTAWA — A young man died and another man is in critical condition in hospital after a motorcycle struck a pedestrian on Baseline Road near Clyde Avenue at about 4 a.m. Sunday.
The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, suffered “devastating traumatic injuries” when struck by the motorcycle, Steven Leu, superintendent of operations for the Ottawa Paramedic Service, said in a release.
The driver of the motorcycle, who paramedics believe to be in his early 20s, was found unconscious in the median and paramedics treated the man for life-threatening head injuries.
The man did not regain consciousness en route to hospital. He is in critical condition at the Ottawa Trauma Centre, paramedics say.
Baseline Road eastbound remained closed between Clyde and Cordova Street at 9 a.m. Sunday while the investigation continued.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, wrongful death on April 16th, 2009
Ottawa Accident Lawyers ..Ottawa Police need your help as they are searching for the driver of a car that was involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that tragically killed a 40-year-old motorcyclist Thursday morning at 5:20 a.m. at the corner of Richmond Road and Woodroffe Avenue.
The car, which did not stop after the collision, is described to be a Buick Regal or Century model that is gold or possibly tan in colour. The man suffered a closed head injury as well as other serious personal injury and was taken to the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, where sadly he died later that morning. If you have any information and can help, please contact the Ottawa Police collision investigations unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).
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