Counselling available at Discovery Collegiate following fatal accident
Discovery Collegiate in Bonavista has opened its doors to the community following this weekend’s fatal ATV accident.
The school opened Sunday and again Monday as a place for families and friends to gather to comfort one another.
Professional counsellors were on site as well.
For more information, call Discovery Collegiate at 4682323.
“It’s a shock to the whole community,” said Mayor Betty Fitzgerald.
“To lose a child is the most devastating thing that can happen to anybody.”
A a fatal side-by-side ATV collision that happened in the community Saturday afternoon.
Around 3 p.m. Bonavista RCMP, Fewers Ambulance and the Bonavista Fire Department responded to a single side-byside crash on a local ATV trail. The four-wheeler had rolled-over.
There were three occupants on the vehicle at the time of the collision. The driver, a female youth, suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital, where she died of her injuries a short time later.
The two passengers, also youths, received minor injuries.