Long weekend kept police busy with speeders

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Seven people died on Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-patrolled roads over the Canada Day Long Weekend (June 29-July 2, 2018). Five drivers, one passenger and one pedestrian were among the victims in seven separate collisions.    

 It also proved to be a tragic weekend off the road, with three people drowning and two people dying in marine incidents in OPP jurisdictions.    

The OPP’s Aggressive Driving campaign kept officers busy on roads, with officers laying close to 7,000 speeding charges and more than 170 stunt/racing charges for driving more than 50 kilometers per hour over the posted speed limit.    

The OPP is reminding the public to make safety the first priority on roads, waterways and trails over the summer months.


On July 7, 2018 at 1:55 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a two vehicle crash on Bruce County Road 3 in Elderslie Township. Officers arrived on scene and found that one person involved in the crash had serious injuries and was air lifted to a London hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation (TTCI) members are assisting the South Bruce OPP with this investigation.   Bruce County Road 3 was been closed at Concession 8 and Concession 12 in Elderslie Township for the protection of emergency responders. The Saugeen Bluffs campground road was also closed.  The investigation is ongoing. The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.