5:30 p.m., March 3)
Ottawa firefighter perishes in snowmobile accident near
By Fred Sherwin
Ottawa firefighter with a wife and two children has been
killed in a head on collision involving two snowmobiles
to police reports, firefighter Shawn Mathieson, 48, was
snowmobiling along a trail behind the Bearbrook Community
Hall at Forced and Russell Roads at around 10:50 p.m.
when he collided with another snowmobile operated by an
unidentified 18-year-old who suffered potentially life-threatening
injuries. His condition has since been upgraded to serious.
weather conditions at the time of the accident were clear
and sunny. There are some reports that the collision occurred
on a rise in the trail where the line of sight comng in
both directions is restricted. There is no signage on
either side of the approach to the hill warning snomobilers
to slow down and exercise caution.
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