Thirty-nine-year-old William Lamb of Bayham passed through Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital en route to the London Health Sciences Centre with life-threatening injuries Tuesday, August 6 evening following a motor vehicle collision along North Road in Houghton.
Norfolk OPP were dispatched at approximately 5:21 p.m. in response to the collision. A press release from the OPP indicates investigation suggests Lamb was traveling north on North Road on a 1983 off-road motorcycle when a southbound vehicle operated by a 52-year-old Norfolk County woman made an eastbound turn into a residence driveway. Lamb was ejected from the motorcycle as a result of a collision with the turning vehicle.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting with an investigation that is continuing. Speed is being considered as a contributing factor, indicated an OPP press release.
Woman charged with dangerous driving
A 33-year-old Norfolk County woman has been arrested and charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle after a Norfolk OPP investigation instigated by a phone call from a concerned South Walsingham citizen.
The call came in at approximately 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, reporting ‘various people yelling.’ The citizen then reported a motor vehicle had left a residence with a person hanging onto its side.
Following police investigation, an arrest was made and the charge laid. The suspect was scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Wednesday, August 7.
Dish washing woes
A Main Street, South Walsingham residence is without a dishwater and natural gas water heater following a break and enter executed sometime between Sunday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 6.
Unknowns gained entry to the property, cut a water pipe, disconnected and removed the dishwater, prior to heading into the basement and taking the water heater. Other items reported missing include a five-gallon yellow Black and Decker vacuum and a 12-foot aluminum boat on a trailer. Total value of stolen items is estimated at around $1,000.
A thief in Delhi branched out into an unusual crime this week.
Sometime between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7 a blue spruce tree was removed from the front of the property at Delhi United Church on Church Street West.
The value of the theft is approximately $200.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
A GMC pickup truck was stolen in Simcoe Tuesday evening.
Sometime between 6:50 p.m. And 8:25 p.m., the 2003 GMC Sierra was removed from the road on Hunt Street South.
The truck had H2 chrome rims, a John Deere green coloured GMC emblem on the front of the vehicle and a John Deere sticker on the rear window.
Long weekend results
The Ontario Provincial Police are reporting the lowest Civic Holiday long weekend fatality rate in two decades.
There was one fatality on the roads and another fatality in a marine incident.
According to OPP commissioner Chris Lewis, this is the lowest fatality rate for the Civic Holiday long weekend under OPP jurisdiction in nearly 20 years.
"I believe the public did an excellent job cooperating with our officers to keep the long weekend safe for everyone," said Lewis in a media release. "I am extremely pleased to see the Civic Holiday long weekend end with the lowest fatality rate since 1995 and I encourage drivers, boaters and trail users to keep this positive trend up so that we can have one of the lowest fatality rates on record for the entire year," he added.
Despite the low fatality rate, the OPP laid numerous charges for various offences over the weekend. These include 290 charges for not obeying the Move Over law, 6,052 charges for speeding, 83 street racing charges, 375 seat belt charges, 96 drinking and driving related charges and 233 distracted driving charges.
The OPP also issued 91 roadside license suspensions.