Recent Stories In Regional Newspapers
RCMP crackdown on All-Terrain Vehicle abuse, Rogersville, N.B.
In an effort to encourage the proper use of All-Terrain Vehicles, the RCMP
has joined with several partners to promote safe driving among ATV drivers.
So far this month, Rogersville RCMP has laid 21 charges for various ATV act
offences including: driving on the road, failing to stop for police, no
insurance, no registration and not wearing a helmet. 4 ATVs were seized and
towed by police.
In addition, a community consultive group has been formed consisting of the
RCMP, Rogersville municipal council, local ATV club members and citizens to
address the problem. The RCMP and the ATV club are also making presentations
to schools and other groups to educate people on ATV safety, laws and
In New Brunswick, there are more than 40,000 ATVs in operation. While most
drivers operate their vehicles in the proper matter, others drive on main
roads or on private property without permission, drive recklessly, refuse to
wear a helmet, or drive at night without lights.
Similar initiatives are being conducted by the RCMP in many other New
BRIDGEWATER, N-S -- A young girl from Nova Scotia's South Shore has been
recognised for a tremendous act of bravery.
Shelby VanTassel, of the New Germany area, almost single-handedly
saved a friend's life following an accident in November of 2002.
VanTassel, who was only six years old at the time, was the passenger
on an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 15-year-old male friend.
The A-T-V left the snow-covered road, rolled over, and trapped the
Shelby, who lost her boots in the crash, walked more than one
kilometre in the dark to find help.
The girl, who was cut and bruised in the accident, has been awarded
the Commanding Officer's Accommodation of Bravery by the R-C-M-P.
This award is normally reserved for police officers.
District 3 RCMP are investigating a fatal All Terrain Vehicle collision that
occurred on the Fundy Park Road, Route 114 in Mechanic Settlement, N.B on
Saturday 12 June, 2004 around 11 pm. The victim, 52 year old George Andrew
Dempster of Hampton, N.B passed away at the scene as a result of his
The collision occurred when the victim's ATV collided with a moose on the
ATV crash with injuries, Catamount, N.B.
On June 12, 2004 at 7:45pm, the RCMP was called to an All-Terrain Vehicle
crash involving a 52-year old man, between the Mount Eagle and Catamount
The victim had been riding alone when he encountered trouble and dialed 911
with his cellular phone. He was able to provide the RCMP with rough details
to his location, but the police were unable to pinpoint exactly where he
was. By using GPS coordinates, police were able to narrow the search.
The Moncton Flying Club, a helicopter from Pilot Ventures Ltd. and several
local residents on their personal ATV's assisted in the search effort. The
man was located shortly before midnight and taken to the Dumont Hospital in
Moncton with a broken arm and minor injuries.
RCMP District #11 Caledonia would like to extend it's gratitude and
appreciation to all who helped in the search and rescue.
On June 6th, 2004 Carleton York District 7 RCMP responded to a report of a
man found dead on the lawn of a home in East Newbridge, NB.
An autopsy has revealed that the victim, 21-year old Ryan Mark Turner of
East Newbridge died as a result of major internal injuries from an ATV crash
he was involved in earlier that same day.
RCMP crackdown on misuse of All-Terrain Vehicles, Kedgwick, N.B.
Following a number of concerns from local citizens, the St-Quentin RCMP has
increased patrols in the Kedgwick area focusing on A.T.V. operators who are
using public streets to drive on. Last year, Restigouche County had several
deaths which were attributed to people using Off Road vehicles
irresponsibly. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due
to negligence and misuse of off-road vehicles, police held a one-day blitz
focusing on enforcement as well as educating the public. The one day effort
resulted in eleven (11) offences under the Off Road Vehicles Act and another
for Impaired Driving under the Criminal Code.
St.-Quentin RCMP will continue to be vigilant when dealing with this matter.
WOODSTOCK, N-B -- New figures for the past winter season show snowmobile
trail permit sales were significantly down in New Brunswick.
The general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile
Clubs says two big factors in the drop off were weather and soaring
Ross Antworth says over 11-thousand permits were sold -- the lowest
total in the past eight years.
More than 13-thousand permits were sold the previous season.
Antworth says despite the basic cost of the permit holding at
100-dollars for the past four years, the insurance surcharge bumped up the
price this season to 125-dollars -- with another hike to $133 in the works.
MONCTON, N-B -- An all-terrain vehicle crash in Canaan, New Brunswick has
claimed the life of a 49-year-old man.
Police say Roger Cormier of St-Antoine died from his injuries last
night at a Moncton hospital.
Cormier's machine overturned early yesterday as he was travelling on
the Forkstream Road.
Mounties believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
The fatality was the second involving an A-T-V in New Brunswick over
Thirty-one-year-old Duane Pound of Moncton died Saturday in a
collision with a pickup truck near Sussex.
|All-terrain vehicle crash kills 31-year-old New Brunswick man
SUSSEX, N.B. (CP) -- A New Brunswick man is dead after his all-terrain vehicle collided with a pickup truck Saturday. The 31-year-old died from injuries sustained in the crash on Chambers Settlement Road in Chambers Settlement, N.B. near Sussex. The victim's name has not been released but he is reported to be from Moncton. The driver of a second ATV suffered minor injuries. The truck's driver was not injured.
WESTERN SHORE, N.S. (CP) -- Two teenagers were in hospital Tuesday in
critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle accident on Nova Scotia's
''They're not in good condition at this point,'' Sgt. Larry Kavanagh
of Lunenburg County RCMP said of the victims.
''They're very critical.''
The 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl suffered extensive head
injuries and were airlifted Monday evening to the Queen Elizabeth II Health
Sciences Centre in Halifax.
A second 16-year-old girl was treated overnight at South Shore
Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, N.S., and was released Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Kavanagh said all three were riding on one ATV when the
accident happened on the multi-use trail behind the legion in Western Shore.
A 16-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl riding with them on a second ATV
cared for them until help arrived, he said.
Kavanagh said the 17-year-old driving the ATV did have a helmet on,
but it was not properly secured and came off while he was driving.
It struck one of the girls sitting behind him on his ATV. The teen
turned around to check on her, but when he turned back around, the wheels
were heading toward the ditch.
''They were forced into the ditch and they struck a post that warned
them of a bridge. They went over the embankment, and the ATV landed in the trees on its side.''[