Deadly Thanks­giv­ing week­end in Ont.

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

In one of the dead­li­est Thanks­giv­ing week­ends in re­cent his­tory, two triple-fa­tal­ity col­li­sions were among the four fa­tal road in­ci­dents that claimed a to­tal of eight lives on Opp-pa­trolled roads.

all four in­ci­dents oc­curred on Satur­day.

The first crash oc­curred near Port Perry and in­volved two ve­hi­cles in which three peo­ple died and two oth­ers were in­jured.

The sec­ond col­li­sion that also claimed three lives and in­volved two ve­hi­cles oc­curred near Guelph.

The other two fa­tal­i­ties were the re­sult of two sep­a­rate road crashes, one in el­gin County and the other in Brant County.

The OPP wrapped up its fall seat­belt cam­paign last Fri­day just as it geared up for the na­tional Op­er­a­tion Im­pact cam­paign.

The OPP laid 2,475 seat­belt charges dur­ing the 10-day seat­belt cam­paign.

Dur­ing Op­er­a­tion Im­pact, which tar­geted ag­gres­sive, inat­ten­tive and al­co­hol/drug im­paired driv­ers, as well as un­buck­led oc­cu­pants, the OPP laid 6,934 charges. The ma­jor­ity of the charges (5,295) were is­sued to driv­ers who were speed­ing.

Op­er­a­tion Im­pact

Speed­ing charges 5,295

Stunt, rac­ing charges 105 Seat­belt charges 406 Dis­tracted driv­ing charges 149 Mov­ing vi­o­la­tions 903 Im­paired-over 80 charges 76 Warn range sus­pen­sions 33 To­tal charges 6,934


A man and two women died and two oth­ers were se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter a head-on crash in Scu­gog, near Port Perry.

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