An off-duty paramedic and emergency room doctor were in the right place at the right time to provide lifesaving assistance to an injured motorocycle driver.
At around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 the Greater Sudbury Police Service responded to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a single motorcycle on Long Lake Road near Sunnyside Road.
The driver of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by paramedic services, but not before two individuals at the scene provided lifesaving assistance.
"We would like to acknowledge and thank the off-duty paramedic and emergency room doctor who came across the collision and provided lifesaving assistance to the driver until emergency responders arrived," said Greater Sudbury Police in a news release.
Members of the Traffic Management Unit attended the scene and began an investigation into the incident. As a result of the investigation, it has been determined that excessive speed was a major factor in this single vehicle collision.
The 32-year-old man driving the motorcycle has been charged with careless driving and is scheduled to appear in traffic court on Oct. 28 to answer to the charge.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not spoken with an officer is asked to contact the Traffic Management Unit at 705-675-9171 extension 2415.