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POLICE SEEK ASSISTANCE LOCATING MISSING FEMALE

August 5, 2021   ·   0 Comments

The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female from the Caledon area.

The missing person is a 25-year-old named Taylor Clark.

She is described by Police as a: Caucasian female, 5’1”, light brown hair, hazel eyes, numerous tattoos and piercings.

Taylor was last seen in the Brampton area two weeks ago.

Anyone with information in relation to Taylor’s whereabouts is asked to contact Caledon OPP detachment at (905) 584-2241 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.

ATV COLLISION

Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision in the backyard of a residence on Innis Lake Road, in the Town of Caledon.

“On Saturday, July 31, 2021 at approximately 8:55pm, an ATV being operated in the backyard of a residence was involved in a collision,” say Police. “All riders of the vehicle were ejected and sustained injury. An adult rider and child rider were transported to hospital with life-threating injuries. The third rider, a child, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

“Collision Reconstructionists from the OPP Highway Safety Division are assisting with the investigation. Investigators are looking to see if a lack of safety equipment, may have played a role in the injuries.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is being asked to contact the OPP Caledon Detachment at (905) 584-2241. 

“Caledon OPP would like to remind ATV operators that even though many see these vehicles as ‘toys’, responsible use and proper safety equipment should always be used to prevent a fun time turning into a tragic event.”

ATV operators are reminded to:

Always wear a comfortable, well-fitted and fastened approved helmet

Never drink and ride

Take a safety course and get to know your equipment

Stay in control and ride within your skill level

Know your responsibilities wherever you ride

Let someone know your trip or activity plans

PREVENTABLE COLLISIONS ARE NOT “ACCIDENTS”, SAY POLICE

The OPP reports that 84 per cent of this year’s traffic-related deaths with identified causal factors were preventable and the result of poor or careless driving behaviours and actions.   

“Very few OPP-investigated road fatalities are the result of an ‘accident’ where no driver is at fault (e.g. collision with wildlife, driver going into medical distress),” say Police.

“As of July 26, 2021, 138 people have died in 131 fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. OPP data reveals that 57 per cent of the road fatalities involved one or more of the Big 4 leading causal factors in road deaths. These are fatalities related to alcohol/drugs, speed, driver inattention, and lack of seat belt use – all senseless, preventable deaths.”

Over the long weekend, OPP officers were highly visible as they patrol roadways and ensure motorists are not engaging in the same behaviours and actions that have already cost so many drivers and passengers their lives this year.

Drivers are reminded to comply with Ontario›s Move Over law, which requires drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing an emergency vehicle or tow truck parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated. If the highway has more than one lane, drivers must move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle/tow truck if it can be done safely.

“The OPP has laid more than 450 charges so far this year against drivers who failed to slow down and/or move over for emergency vehicles and tow trucks. The law carries a $490 to $2,000 fine plus three demerit points upon conviction. Subsequent offences (within five years) carry a $1,000 to $4,000 fine, possible jail time of up to six months and possible suspension of your driver›s licence for up to two years.

“The OPP is reminding all Ontarians and visitors that the key to an enjoyable long weekend is for everyone to do their part to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on roads, waterways and trails.”



         

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