OPP Police Press Releases

Another Snowmobiler Airlifted To Hospital

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – On Thursday, January 28, 2021, at approximately 11:29 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment along with the Norwich Fire Department and Oxford County EMS responded to a snowmobile collision at a Norwich Township address.

It was determined that four individuals were operating snowmobiles and were travelling on a trail West of Base Line and north of Norwich Road when one of the operators, a 52-year-old, of Oxford County, Ontario was ejected from their snowmobile after crossing over a lane between two fields.

The operator of the second snowmobile, a 37-year-old of Oxford County, Ontario subsequently struck the first rider. As a result of the collision, the rider was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital and then air lifted by Ornge to a Hamilton area hospital to be treated for life altering injuries.

Technical Collision Investigators along with members of the West Region Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation.

The investigation is continuing and updates will be provided when new information becomes available.

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