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CBC: Teen survivor struggling with guilt after fatal crash

From CBC Ottawa:

Hours before a horrific car crash claimed the lives of her two best friends Sunday night, Sommer Foley’s parents told the 17-year-old to have fun swimming at a local quarry, but be home by 10 p.m.

Instead, the Stittsville teen was rushed to hospital, where she remains with serious injuries to her neck, arm and back, which was torn open in the crash. 

“She’s hanging in there, and every day she gets a little bit better,” said Cherie Dillon-Foley, who also said the grief of losing her friends has changed her daughter forever.

“She’s feeling guilty. She’s here and they’re not.” 

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Partying at the quarry owned by Thomas Cavanagh Construction on Jinkinson Road has been described as a popular pastime for Stittsville teens, and the Foley’s parents don’t blame that tradition.

Jeff Foley is more concerned about how the rampant speculation on social media might be affecting the families of the teens involved in the crash.. 

“That’s all got to stop,” he said. “Everybody gets twisted and confused … it’s garbage.”

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CITIZEN: Family of Maddie Clement thanks community for support

From the Ottawa Citizen:

Maddie Clement loved children and animals and would do anything to help a friend, says her uncle.

The 17-year-old died Sunday night after a car carrying four teens swerved off the road into a wooded area near Stittsville.

Another young woman, Michaela Martel, 18, also died in the crash. Two other teens who were in the car remain in hospital. It’s unclear what caused the car to swerve, and investigators continue to interview witnesses.

In an interview Tuesday, Clement’s uncle, Ben Halsall, said his niece had a “heart of gold.”

“She could have done anything if she had set her mind to it,” Halsall said. “She was a very sharp, beautiful, funny girl.”

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Two teens killed in vehicle rollover on Fernbank

(Update, Monday afternoon)

The Ottawa Citizen and CBC are reporting the names of the two young women killed in the crash. Police believe the teens were heading to or from a bush party when the driver of the car tried to pass another motorist and swerved off of the road. Police are continuing to investigate and are asking any witnesses to the incident to come forward. Continue reading


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15-year-old cyclist hit by vehicle at Hazeldean & Terry Fox

(via Ottawa Paramedic Service)

Paramedics responded to a call for bicycle versus vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Hazeldean Rd and Terry Fox Rd. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 8:43 on Sunday May 21.

Paramedics treated a 15-year-old male patient for a head injury as a result of the collision.

Patient was transported to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Ottawa Police are investigating


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LETTER: Time to fix Terry Fox-Cope intersection

(Peter Vukovic and his family were on their way to church on Sunday morning, when they were involved in a serious collision at the intersection of Terry Fox Drive and Cope Drive near the Walmart. He posted this photo and open letter to Stittsville councillor Shad Qadri on Facebook. We’re republishing it with his permission. He says his family is shaken, but were not seriously injured. “Thankfully, my daughter asked my wife to sit in the back seat with her for some reason. And everyone was belted. Guardian Angels at work.”)

Councillor Shad Qadri I am begging you to please petition the city to make the intersection of Terry Fox and Cope Drive a fully controlled intersection.

After seeing many near misses and having a few of my own at that intersection over the years, my luck ran out this morning on the way to church. My whole family was transported to hospital by ambulance and the driver of the other car was transported as well.

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Another collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield

Emergency crews responded to another bad collision at Eagleson and Fallowfield, just two weeks after a fatal incident at the same intersection

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Fallowfield closed west of Eagleson after collision

UPDATE: Police now say one man is dead following the collision.

Fallowfield Road is closed between Eagleson and Shea after a car crash early Friday evening. Here’s info from the Ottawa Police and Ottawa Fire Services:

Ottawa Police: “The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Fallowfield Road is closed at this time  between Eagleson Road and Shea Road due to a two motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 7pm this evening. Ottawa Fire is on-scene.”

Ottawa Fire: “Fire fighters received notification from Police at 18:57 that there was an accident at the intersection of Fallowfield Rd and Eagleson Rd. On arrival, a chief officer notified dispatch that one of the vehicles was on it’s side and there was extrication required for victims in both vehicles. Fire fighters are actively working to free the occupants of the vehicles on scene with specialized equipment.”


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Police seek witnesses to fatal crash at Fernbank-Eagleson Sunday

UPDATE, Oct 31: 

(via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal collision which occurred at 5:35 pm on October 30, at the intersection of Eagleson and Fernbank Road. The collision involved a red Hyundai Accent driven by a 47 year old male and a Honda motorcycle driven by a 59 year old male. Continue reading


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Collision at Carp and Hazeldean injures three seniors

Emergency services teams responded to a collision around noon today at Carp and Hazeldean between a car and a pick-up truck.

Paramedics treated three occupants in the car. A 77-year-old woman had a fractured arm and possible internal injuries and is in serious but stable condition.  An 80-year-old woman and 81-year-old man suffered minor injuries The 21-year-old driver of the pick-up truck had minor injuries, according to paramedics. Continue reading


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Police look for owner of wrecked motorcycle at Abbott and Stittsville Main

UPDATE: An individual has been charged in relation to this incident.

Emergency crews responded to collision between a motorcycle and a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Abbott Street and Stittsville Main Street on Friday evening. Police say the incident is under investigation.

Penny Horeczy was driving her Toyota Camry west down Abbott Street around 9:00pm, on her way home from a swim class at the GRC.  She said she was driving through on a green light switching to yellow and felt a thump. Continue reading


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Police tweet shows aftermath of red light runner on Hazeldean

Posted today on Twitter by @OPSWestTraffic aka Ottawa Police Constable Tony Hagan. This happened Monday on Hazeldean at Edgewater, just east of Terry Fox.


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Car accident at Richardson Side Road and Beavertail

(via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Service is on scene in the 800 block of Beavertail Road at Richardson Side Road (west of Carp Road) investigating a single motor vehicle accident with injuries that occurred at 634pm today.

A male in his 40’s was transported to the Ottawa Hospital and is serious condition.

Please be advised that the Collision Section is at scene investigating and traffic is slow in the area.


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Tow truck driver hit on Queensway while responding to collision

UPDATE SEPT.  1: CBC reports that the tow truck driver is still in hospital, and that a woman from Smiths Falls has been charged with having worn tires after Aug. 26 crash in rainy conditions.

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(Media release via the Ottawa Paramedic Service)

Paramedics responded to a call for a pedestrian struck on the 417 Eastbound at the Palladium On-ramp. The Communications Centre received the call at 16:53 hrs today August 26, 2015  Paramedics treated a male tow truck operator.

The tow truck operator was outside his vehicle when struck by a passing vehicle  That car then struck one of the vehicles from the initial collision.

Patient 1 – Tow truck operator, 46 yr old male –  severe life threatening multi-system trauma – closed head and abdominal injuries. Unconscious and being ventilated by paramedics enroute to hospital

Patient 2 – Male age 30 , with neck and back pain,  was struck sitting in his parked car, not wearing seat belt as vehicle was not drivable following initial collision

Patient 3 – Female 19, with neck and head pain, Spinal immobilized; Front seat passenger

Patient 4 – Female 19, driver of vehicle that struck the parked vehicle, spinal immobilized
The Tow truck operator is in critical condition at the Ottawa Trauma Unit all other patents were distributed to Ottawa Hospitals.

Ontario Provincial Police Service is investigating the incident.


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Special Investigations Unit investigates collision at Huntmar & Hazeldean

UPDATE: Roads in the area have re-opened as of about 4:30pm.  Also, the SIU has suspended its investigation into the crash.

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Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating a collision this morning involving a police car at the intersection of Huntmar and Hazeldean roads.

Police are advising residents to avoid the area due to ongoing road closures.

The SIU says the crash happened at about 9:20am when an Ottawa police officer was responding to call.

Ottawa paramedics say they responded to a serious two-vehicle t-bone collision and treated two people at the scene.  A male police officer in his 30s was treated for a serious head injury. He was initially unconscious but regained consciousness soon after paramedic’s arrival. He is in serious but stable condition in hospital.

An 52-year-old female was treated for hip, spinal leg injuries. The woman was trapped in her vehicle and required extrication by Ottawa Fire Services. She too is in serious but stable condition in hospital.

J.P. Trottier of the Ottawa Paramedic Service says that as of 10:20am, both victims were awake and in serious but stable condition in hospital.

The SIU says they’ve assigned seven investigators, two forensic investigators and a collision reconstructionist to probe the circumstances of this incident. Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2293.


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