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Ottawa Glebe Collegiate Teen Drowned in Swimming Accident

Ottawa Area Water Accident..The family of Hay Mu Tha Kyu and students at Glebe Collegiate Institute are mourning the loss of one of their own. The school was mourning Hay Mu Tha Kyu, 15, who jumped off a cliff into Charleston Lake while out swimming with friends Saturday and didn’t surface. His body was found yesterday afternoon.

Hay Mu Tha Kyu is remembered as an energetic boy and a talented basketball and volleyball teammate. Hay Mu Tha Kyu was very popular at Glebe Collegiate and had a large circle of friends.  Some of his friends reported to the Ottawa Citizen that people were drawn to him . Hay Mu Tha Kyu was a young boy when his family fled war in Burma to a refugee camp in Mae La Oon, Thailand. That’s where another friend, Pahgalay Kyu, 18, got to know him. Pahgalay Kyu became friends with Hay Mu Tha Kyu  during the years they spent at the refugee camp. Once both families came to Canada, their friendship continued, and they spoke daily through text messaging.

Kyu had been swimming with two other young males when he jumped off the rock cliff at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday and never resurfaced. His family was there when the body was recovered.

This very sad accident serves as a reminder to us all that we are not invincible and accidents can happen at any time.  Please enjoy this summer and all this beautiful weather, BUT BE SAFE !!  My thoughts go out to everyone who was touched by Hay Mu Tha Kyu, especially his family.

-Ottawa Lawyer, David Hollingsworth

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Ashton Car Accident. Injury Lawyers report..Kyle Simpson dies at scene. Amelia McInnes in hospital with serious head injury.

Personal Injury Ottawa Lawyers: David Hollingsworth–My thoughts go out to the people involved in this tragic accident. To the Simpson family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kyle Simpson sounded like a great kid.

An Ottawa-area teen was killed Saturday in a car accident that also left two others in hospitals. I also wish a speedy and healthy recovery to both drivers . Amelia McInnes, Kyle’s girlfriend remains in the hospital with a serious head injury. My thoughts are with her friends and family. Sadly, 19 year old Kyle Simpson of Ashton, sadly died at the scene of the crash on South Lavant Road, just west of Highway 511 in the Township of Lanark Highlands. OPP said a westbound pick-up truck collided with an eastbound car on the two-lane road at 3:05 p.m. Simpson, a passenger in the car, suffered extensive injury and died before paramedics could transport him to hospital.The drivers of the pick-up truck and car were taken to the Perth Hospital, but their names have not yet been released by police. Friends and former classmates yesterday remembered Simpson, a graduate of South Carleton High School, as a happy and hardworking young man. Simpson worked full-time at TDL, a truck and trailer repair shop in Carp. He was hoping to become a fully license truck mechanic.
Simpson enjoyed a wide circle of friends, some of whom posted remembrances on his Facebook page Saturday. Simpson, who grew up on a farm in Ashton, about 40 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa, was an avid snowmobiler and dirt biker, who loved moving vehicles of all kinds. “He was a happy-go-lucky type guy, I guess,” said Brian Verhey, of North Gower, whose son, Brett, was a close friend of Simpson’s.

A trust fund has been established to helpAmelia McInnes’ family.

Anyone wishing to contribute may visit any area Royal Bank branch and make a donation into the ‘Cheryl McInnes Fund’, or stop by Wicksteed Stable & Tack Shop, located at 12173 Highway 7 in Carleton Place. For additional information, call 613-257-0045 or go to

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Ottawa police need your help with information regarding car accident.

Ottawa Lawyer David Hollingsworth- Ottawa Injury Lawyer  .  The Ottawa police need your help .  If you have any information that can help, please contact the number below.   I wish both men in the accident a speedy recovery… OTTAWA — An elderly woman is dead and two other people were in hospital Monday afternoon after a collision at the intersection of Albion Road and Rideau Road in the city’s south end. The first person on the scene of the accident was an off-duty Ottawa paramedic who arrived at about just before 5 p.m Ottawa paramedics said a 72-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car in which she was a passenger, a man believed to be in his mid-70s, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital in serious but stable condition. The 45-year-old man driving the other vehicle was taken to hospital with neck and back injuries. Albion Road was closed between High Road and Mitch Owens Road, and Rideau Road was closed between Bowesville Road and Highway 31 until further notice. Ottawa Police were investigating the accident. Anyone with information was asked to contact Ottawa Police Collision Investigations Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

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Ottawa lawyer sad to report of a deadly car accident which redults in death and serious injury.

My thoughts go out to all the families and friends involved in this tragic car accident.     – David

Two people are dead and a third hospitalized with serious injuries following a four-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 17 west of Cobden.

At 1:40 p.m. in the afternoon, a west bound Cadillac SUV and an east bound Chevrolet Suburban were involved in a head-on collision about five kilometres west of Cobden, in the vicinity of Eldon Road. Two other east bound vehicles became indirectly involved in the accident as a result of this initial crash.

The male driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. His female passenger was airlifted to the Ottawa Civic Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was later pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The lone male occupant of the Suburban was transported to Renfrew Victoria Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Occupants of the other two vehicles suffered no serious injuries.

Rick Rogers, duty officer of the County of Renfrew Paramedic Service who was on the scene, said he understood the two occupants of one of the remaining two vehicles were taken to Renfrew Victoria Hospital to be treated for their injuries, while those in the last vehicle refused treatment.

On the scene of the accident were OPP officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley, Renfrew and Killaloe detachments, who were called out to handle the traffic chaos and secure the scene.

More than a dozen firefighters from three out of the four stations of the Whitewater Region Fire Department responded to the call – Cobden, Haley Station and Foresters Falls – of which Cobden and Haley Station each brought and used their extrication equipment to help get the victims out of the vehicles. Beachburg station was also called out, but was later called back to station.

The County of Renfrew Paramedic Service also responded in force; 10 paramedics were on scene in four emergency units, two from Pembroke, and one each from Renfrew and Eganville. The EMS service command post was also deployed to help coordinate the scene.

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Man and granddaughter die in car accident

My thoughts are with the Young family.  What a tragic event. I hope their family finds strength in one another at this time…David Young and Riley Jay, please rest in peace.

OTTAWA — A 63-year-old man from Markham and his 12-year-old granddaughter have been identified as the victims of a single-car crash Friday afternoon near Alexandria. David Young died at the scene after his northbound car left County Road 34 at the intersection of County Road 24, drove into the westbound ditch, and struck a tree, OPP Sgt. Kristine Rae said in a release. His granddaughter, Riley Jay, also of Markham, was pronounced dead later at Cornwall Hospital. A woman and a girl, whose identities have not been released, were taken to Glengarry Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Rae said. Investigators say they believe Young was trying to pass another vehicle when his car crossed the road and entered the ditch at about 3:15 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call the Stormont Dundas Glengarry OPP at 613-534-2223 or 1-888-310-1122. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the SDG OPP at 613-534-2223 or 1-888-310-1122.

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Teen dies in ATV accident.

Teen dies in ATV accident

I was so sad when I read this story.  Please be careful.  Summer is here and we are all out and about that much more but please take all safety precautions seriously. 

A 15-year-old Quebec girl is dead after she crashed her ATV in to a tree.

Jessica Lamoureux left her home in Grand-Remous, about 160 kilometres north of Gatineau, around 4pm Saturday afternoon.

Around 10:30pm, the girl’s family contacted police to report she was missing.

Ultimately, it was a relative who found the girl, unconscious, about two kilometres from her house.  She died of her injuries not long after.

The teen was wearing a helment but police believe she wasn’t wearing it properly.

Speed and inexperience may have also been factors in the crash.


If you have been in an accident you may need a personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you need and deserve.  If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may also need a personal injury lawyer to help you get the help and compensation you need.  For more information, contact David Hollingsworth at 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203  or emial

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Ottawa Car Accident- 1 man dies..3 Children and a mother in accident are recovering…

My thoughts and sympathies go out to the  friends and family of Dragan Popovic..Thank goodness that the mother and the 3 children in the other vehicle are recovering….


OTTAWA — Police have released the name of the Ottawa man who died when he lost control of his Aston Martin and collided head-on with a minivan on the West Hunt Club Road bridge over the Rideau River on Tuesday.


Ottawa police said Dragan Popovic, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 12:10 p.m.


Police said their investigation so far has determined that the Aston Martin driven by Popovic turned right onto Hunt Club Road from Prince of Wales Drive, headed east.


Popovic is believed to have lost control of the car, which crossed the median into the westbound lane, police said.

A Dodge Caravan traveling west into the left turn lane collided with the skidding vehicle, according to police. The driver of the minivan, a 32-year-old woman, suffered a broken leg and chest injuries and was transported to hospital in serious, but stable condition.


The minivan also had three child passengers, who were transported to CHEO.


A four-year-old girl was treated for an injury to her pelvis and other cuts and bruises, and was taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition, according to paramedics. A girl, less than a month old, and a two-year-old boy suffered no injuries, but were taken to hospital as a precaution.


According to paramedics, all three children were properly secured in their child seats.

The bridge was closed in both directions for several hours as collision investigators examined the wreck.

The investigation is ongoing. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time, police said.

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Ottawa area boating accident. Young man dies

My thoughts and condolences go out to the Swan family and firends.  What a tragic event


The 24-year-old Richmond man who died after his boat tipped on the weekend was at the Outaouais lake for an annual fishing trip with family and friends.

Quebec provincial police pulled Mike Swan’s body from Lac Forant on Tuesday around 3:10 p.m. after searching the remote area for two days. Lac Forant is north of Campbell’s Bay.

Swan was in an aluminum boat late Saturday afternoon with two friends when the boat capsized and they fell into the frigid water. His two friends managed to get to shore — one swam and the other grabbed something floating in the water. Swan didn’t make it out of the lake.

Swan’s uncle, Peter Vanesse, found the boat and they used a satellite phone to call for help. The two friends who made it to shore were injured and suffering from hypothermia. They warmed up in their cabin before help arrived.

“You have no idea how cold the water is,” Vanesse said Wednesday.

Vanesse said it took several hours for emergency crews to arrive and the fishing party had difficulty communicating with first responders because of a language barrier.

Police said it was challenging responding to the area because it was so remote. The Surete du Quebec sent a dive team to search for Swan.

Vanesse said Swan was recently working as a shingler in Richmond. Fishing was one of Swan’s favourite hobbies.

“He was a great kid,” Vanesse said. “He’d give you everything he had.”

Vanesse said the three men weren’t wearing lifejackets. Although police were investigating the role alcohol might have played in the tragedy, Vanesse chalked it up to “pure inexperience.”

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Ottawa Accident results in child with head injury , Pedestrian killed, – 2 Ottawa area motor vehicle accidents last night..

My thoughts and sympathies go out to both these families and friends…

Across the city, in Orleans, a young 14-year-old girl was in another serious pedestrian accident . She too was struck by a car and was treated by Ottawa paramedics for a “closed” head injury and other serious personal injuries and  brought to an Ottawa hospital in serious, but stable condition.

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Ottawa area youth dies in car accident.

I am deeply saddened by the number of young children and teens who die each day in car accidents.  My thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the Abdur-Rahim family.     -David

The tragic death of a young man in a two-vehicle crash last week continues to leave those who loved him in shock.

Muhammad-Noor Abdur-Rahim, 13, was en route to classes at the Al-Rashid Islamic Institute early Wednesday when the van his father, Jihad, was driving collided with an oncoming vehicle on County Road 2.

The crash, which is being attributed to icy road conditions, left Muhammad-Noor dead, while his father remains in the Ottawa Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle was taken with minor injuries to Cornwall Community Hospital.

“It was shocking news for everyone, there is much sorrow,” said Mohammad Mazhar Alam, the institute’s principal. “He was a very bright and intelligent student who always had high marks. Very sharp.”

Alam had a “bad feeling” the morning of the accident. The youth’s father worked at the institute, too, and the boy always arrived for class by 6:15 a. m. When Alam saw emergency vehicles from the nearby Glen Walter fire station heading west, he didn’t have a good feeling. The accident occurred around 6:20 a. m. and Alam received the sad telephone call from Muhammad-Noor’s sister shortly afterwards. “The institute has been here since 1985,” said Alam. “This is the first student to die while still attending the school.”

He remembered the teen as someone who enjoyed sports, especially hockey and basketball, immensely. Muhammad-Noor wasn’t a tall youngster, but that didn’t stop him from jumping with the best of them during a game.

He was also a gifted student, am. Muhammad-Noor had already memorized 23 of the 30 parts of the Quram, a “huge accomplishment” for his age. He had committed to memorizing the remaining sections this year and would have graduated from one of the school’s religious programs as a Hafiz, a person who memorized the complete book.

“He had been a student here about four years,” said Alam. “He was bright and very popular among both staff and students.”

Jihad is doing much better, confirmed the principal. “This is very good news for us,” Alam stated. Everyone is slowly coming to terms with the event.

“For us, it’s a real tragedy. We’re taking some time to grieve. There are so many inside feelings and you can give your mind good thoughts, but it takes much time,” Alam said.

-Written by Kathleen Hay.  For more information relating to children and car accidents go to

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