ATV strikes tree, killing the driver and injuring a Hamilton resident in Dunnville


Published May 12, 2023 at 7:28 am

An ATV crash claimed the life of a Haldimand County resident and injured a Hamilton resident.

Paramedics, fire crews and police responded to a crash on Melick Road in Dunnville around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (May 10), OPP said in a press release.

The driver, a 79-year-old resident of Haldimand County, and a 49-year-old passenger of Hamilton were travelling along Melick Road when the driver lost control and struck a tree ejecting both the driver and passenger.

The ATV operator suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to hospital and then airlifted to a Hamilton hospital for further treatment.

The passenger was also transported to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

On May 11, the driver of the ATV died in hospital.

OPP West Region Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team continues to investigate.

Speed and alcohol are being considered as contributing factors, police said.

Further updates will be provided when new information becomes available.

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