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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


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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Multiple injuries, including 4 kids, in crash on Queensway near Eagleson

(Via Ottawa Paramedics)

Paramedics responded to a call for a single vehicle collision that occurred on the Queensway westbound near Eagleson Rd. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at approximately 17:23 hrs today July 27th, 2016.

There were 7 occupants in the vehicle of which paramedics treated 5 patients for various minor injuries as a result of the collision:

–       37 year old female with neck and back injuries in stable condition

–       8 year old female with neck and back injuries in stable condition

–       3 other children (ages 6, 10 and 14) were treated and transported as a precaution

Additionally there were 2 other patients assessed and released on scene.



Snowmobilers warned to use extra caution due to warm weather

(Photo: Snowmobile on Jonathan Pack Street in Stittsville.)

Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Service and Ottawa Paramedic Service are warning residents to use caution when using snowmobiles this weekend.

Warmer than usual weather this season means that ice has not had the chance to fully solidify. Continue reading


LETTER: Thanking good Samaritans in Stittsville

On the night of December 1 my wife, while walking our dog,  slipped on the ice in the parking lot at A. Lorne Cassidy elementary school.    Two women who were either attending an event at the school or were out walking found my wife unconscious, lying on the ground in the freezing rain.

These two wonderful women provided care for my wife while she regained consciousness,  helped her to the portable, where the school custodian opened the classroom so they could get out of the rainy weather, and they called for an ambulance and paramedics.  These two women also were able to locate me at our home and then stayed with my wife and myself until the paramedics arrived, rendered assistance and took my wife to the hospital.

Unfortunately neither the paramedics or I took the names of these two good Samaritans and I’m hoping that they or someone who knows them can share this message of gratitude.

They say Christmas is the time of giving and these two women exemplify that message.  They gave up their own time, provided care and comforted my wife while standing outside on a cold rainy night.  They did this not for a friend or relative but for a complete stranger who was in need.

Our gratitude to these two women cannot be understated.

We would also like to thank the school custodian for his assistance and to the three paramedics who provided the onsite care and who stayed with us at the hospital until the emergency doctor took over.

Happy Holidays to all.

Steve Matjanec & Joanne Bree


PHOTOS: Saturday’s 9 Run Run Emergency Services run

Thousands of Emergency Service personnel – police, paramedic and fire – and friends, family and supporters have assembled in Stittsville this morning for 9 Run Run, Ottawa’s Emergency Services’ Run.  Over 1,500 runners and over 150 volunteers participated. Here are some photos and updates.







Single-car rollover on Upper Dwyer Hill road

(press release from the Ottawa Paramedic Service)

Paramedics responded to a call single car rollover that occurred at the intersection of Upper Dwyer Hill and McArton roads (just north of Highway 7). The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 7:15 hrs today, Oct 11th 2015.

Paramedics treated an 18 year old male with facial /head and chest injuries after being extricated from the car by Ottawa Fire Services and was transported in serious but stable condition by helicopter to the hospital by our Ornge partners.

Paramedic also treated and transported another young male (age undetermined), unresponsive with a head injury and is considered to be in life threatening condition.

Ottawa Police Service is investigating the incident.




6th annual 9 RUN RUN happens October 17

(via 9 RUN RUN organizers)

9 RUN RUN,  Ottawa’s Emergency Services’ Run,  is now in its 6th year.

On October 17, we welcome participants and spectators from far and wide to join our Emergency Services personnel – police, paramedic and fire, in the Family Fun Run 2k-ish, 10k or half marathon.

The events get underway with breakfast in the Village Square Park (Abbott and Main) hosted by Hudson Insurance and Enbridge Gas and McDonald’s McCafe. Chili lunch catered by Scrumptious Catering and the Chief’s Chili Cook Off.

For more info visit http://www.9runrun.ca


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.


(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.


One person dead after car crash near Eagleson and Fallowfield

(Above: An Infiniti-brand car involved in a fatal early morning single-vehicle collision on Fallowfield Rd. at Eagleson Rd. is removed from the scene on a flatbed truck. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.)

Police closed roads in the area of Eagleson and Fallowfield roads early this morning after a serious car crash. Media reports say a 23-year-old man was killed after being ejected from a vehicle, and a second man of the same age suffered serious injuries.


Statement from the Ottawa Police on Sunday afternoon:

The Ottawa Police Service is continuing the investigation of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 4:00am this morning on Fallowfield Road at Eagleson Road. There were two occupants in the automobile at the time of the collision. One of the occupants, an adult male, was transported to hospital. The other occupant, who was also an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The roads were closed for several hours during the initial investigation, but have since been re-opened. 

This investigation is continuing. Any further Media Releases will be disseminated by the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit. 

Anyone with information about this collision can contact the Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222




PHOTOS: Car flips over on Hazeldean Road near Farm Boy

UPDATE: Photographer Paul Dawson shared his photos of the crash with StittsvilleCentral.ca. He says:

“At 9:30pm a single vehicle driving East on Hazeldean Rd in Kanata hit the median and light post causing the vehicle to flip over. The driver, an 18-year-old male escaped without serious injuries. The police and emergency crews were quick to respond. My wife and I heard the crash while in our house and quickly ran to help. After emergency crews arrives and I knew no one else was hurt, I went and grabbed my camera. My wife waited for the driver’s parents to come onto the scene and help console his mother as she passed the crash.”

Car crash on Hazeldean Road, March 26, 2015.
Photo by Paul Dawson
Car crash on Hazeldean Road, March 26, 2015.
Photo by Paul Dawson
Car crash on Hazeldean Road, March 26, 2015.
Photo by Paul Dawson
Car crash on Hazeldean Road, March 26, 2015.
Photo by Paul Dawson
Car crash on Hazeldean Road, March 26, 2015.
Photo by Paul Dawson


Update from the Ottawa Police:

Road Closure In Effect
Ottawa Police and Fire Services are on the scene of a single motor vehicle collision on Hazeldean Road between Eagleson Road and Castlefrank Road.
As a result of this collision, an electrical pole was damaged and subsequently caught fire. City of Ottawa Traffic and Hydro crews are responding.
Hazeldean Road between Eagleson Road and Castlefrank Road will remain closed until repairs can be made to the electrical pole.
There are no life threatening injuries as a result of this collision.
It is unknown how long this closure will remain in effect.. When the roadway is reopened, media will be advised.

A car took down a utility pole and flipped over on Hazeldean Road in Kanata on Thursday night just east of the Farm Boy plaza. We have an unconfirmed report that one person is injured.

Hazeldean is closed between Castlefrank and Eagleson.

Car Flipped over on Hazeldean Road
Photo by Matt Robinson