One Man Killed in Hagersville Accident
About the Fatal Accident
According to reports, 26-year-old Mathieu Guimond was involved in a crash where one vehicle flipped over and another became submerged in a quarry following a two vehicle crash.
The crash occurred around 7:45 am Friday at the intersection of Sandusk Road and Concession Road. In the aftermath an SUV was flipped on its roof in a ditch along the road, while a pickup truck was submerged in a water-filled quarry a few feet away from the SUV.
The truck stayed underwater until around 4 pm when authorities hoisted it out of the water by a heavy crane, with the aid of a police dive team in the water.
Police said Guimond’s body was found inside the black 2014 GMC Denali, in the driver’s seat.
The two occupants of the SUV, a 52-year-old female and the passenger, a 22-year-old female were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Police believe speed was a factor in the collision, which remains under investigation.
Canadian Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
According to data from Transport Canada’s National Collision Database (NCDB)
The year 2014 saw a decrease in the number of fatalities, serious injuries, and total injuries; in fact, 2014 marked the lowest counts for all three of these casualty groups since these data were first collected by Transport Canada in the early 1970’s.
- In 2014, the number of motor vehicle fatalities was 1,834; down 6.0% from 2013 (1,951).
- The downward trend for serious injuries continued, dropping to 9,647 in 2014; down 9.5% from 2013 (10,663).
- The number of fatalities per 100,000 population was 5.2 in 2014, down from 5.5 in 2013.
- The number of fatalities per billion vehicle kilometres travelled was 5.1 in 2014; the lowest on record.