A man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in a rural area of central Nova Scotia.
RCMP Kpl. Guillaume Tremblay says the driver lost control of the vehicle Saturday night during a recreational drive on someone else’s property near Stewiacke Road, in South Branch, about 25 miles south of Truro.
The driver and sole occupant of the quad, a 31-year-old man from Upper Rawdon, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Police said the vehicle came to a stop in a stream after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
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Their investigation is assisted by RCMP collision analysis and reconstruction staff and the county medical examiner.
RCMP statistics show that last year there were 18 ATV accidents resulting in serious injury or death in areas where the RCMP responded, most of them on state roads.
Prior to this weekend’s crash, the RCMP had registered three cases of serious injury or death in their controlled areas on May 4.
The numbers had fallen slightly from data collected by the RCMP in 2022, when they recorded 22 serious injuries and deaths from ATV accidents in cases where they responded.
The data does not take into account accidents and collisions that are reported and compiled by the provincial Rijkswaterstaat, which is responsible for collecting data related to accidents that take place along provincial roads.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 12, 2022.
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