Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital following Collision
(Innisfil, ON) A 47-year-old Innisfil man was airlifted to a Toronto hospital following a collision involving his motorcycle and an SUV in Innisfil.
On Sunday May 31, 2020 at approximately 5:10 p.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to a collision on 20th Sideroad and the 2nd line.
An SUV travelling eastbound on the 2nd Line collided with a northbound motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was airlifted by Ornge air ambulance to a Toronto trauma centre where he is listed in serious but stable condition. A 17-year-old Cookstown girl driving the SUV was treated at the scene for a minor injury.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact South Simcoe Police Service or Crime Stoppers.
Boater Charged after Marine Rescue
(Innisfil, ON) On Sunday, May 31, 2020, around 1:30 p.m., Marine Unit officers responded to a call for help on Lake Simcoe near Fox Island. Two men in a rubber dinghy had ended up on the Keswick side of the lake due to strong winds and were unable to paddle back to Innisfil. The men were located by officers aboard Marine 1 after the dinghy washed ashore on Fox Island. The boaters and the vessel were transported to safety. The operator of the dinghy, an Innisfil man in his early 20’s, was charged with failing to have the required safety equipment on board.
This is the second Marine call in a week involving inclement weather. Use common sense if you’re planning to head out on the water. Check weather conditions before you leave and be aware and prepared for potential changing conditions. These boaters had personal flotation devices and a cell phone but that was it. More safety equipment is required. Visit here for what you need to know https://bit.ly/2XNauXC. Boat smart and make safe decisions to prevent tragedies.
From Friday, May 29, 2020, to Monday, June 1, 2020, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 152 calls for service.