In 2017 a whopping 91 people lost their lives in accidents involving transport trucks says the OPP. It is a 10-year high and this is troubling.
Ontario Provincial Police say they saw a five-year high for the number of fatalities from collisions on roads they patrol in 2017.
They say 343 people died in collisions in 2017 compared to 307 in 2016, with the increase coming from driver inattention, speed and not wearing seat belts.
They say 48 motorcyclists died in 2017, 27 of those riders were not at fault for the collisions.
The OPP also say 2017 was the deadliest year on record for snowmobile deaths with 29, compared to 16 the year before. Police say excessive speed loss of control and driver inattention led the list as primary causes.
They say boating deaths reached an eight-year high with 31 people dying last year compared to 23 the year before, with the majority due to falling overboard while not wearing a life-jacket. -CINEWS