UPDATED–11-year-old Evansville boy airlifted to Ottawa in critical condition after vehicle collision

EVANSVILLE–On Thursday, May 30 at 5:21 pm, the Manitoulin OPP Detachment was dispatched to a collision involving a young boy on a bicycle and a motor vehicle. The collision took place at the intersection of Union Road and Indian Point Road in Burpee Mills Township near Evansville.

Manitoulin OPP officers arrived on scene to find the 11-year-old boy inside the ambulance ready to be transported to the Manitoulin Health Centre. Preliminary investigation revealed that the youth on the bicycle entered the intersection in attempts to cross before the approaching vehicle entered the intersection. The driver of the 1999 Chevy Suburban truck swerved to avoid the child and the bicycle struck the vehicle. The child suffered injuries in this collision and was transported to the Manitoulin Health Centre where he was then airlifted to Health Sciences North in Sudbury and then again to an Ottawa facility where he remains in critical condition. The boy was not wearing a bicycle helmet at the time of the collision.

The investigation is continuing by the Manitoulin OPP with the assistance of our Technical Traffic collision Investigation Unit. There will be no charges against the driver of the motor vehicle.