Fundraising Efforts for Sawyer and Hartley follow accident

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Ontario Provincial Police

THUNDER BAY – There has been a fundraising page started to help a family who were involved in a tragic accident this weekend.

The page has generated over $46,000 exceeding the goal of $5000.

Jennifer Anderson, who set up the page writes: “Our dear friends Adam and Nicole have found themselves in any parents worst nightmare. On Friday, July 7th, 2017 their beautiful children Sawyer (4yrs) and Hartley (2yrs) were involved in a horrible accident on Highway 11/17 and were airlifted to London hospital where they are fighting for their lives. We are setting up this fundraiser to help cover any medical expenses not covered, travel/living expenses while our friends sit at their babies bedside. We all wish we could do more to help them. Please keep these little ones in your thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. Any donation amount is helpful and greatly appreciated. ”

On Friday, July 7, 2017 at approximately 3:07pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as well as Highway Safety Division (HSD) officers, Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Service and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a two vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of McKenzie Station Road and Highway 11/17 in the Municipality of Shuniah.

The driver of a Ford Edge was driving on McKenzie Station Road approaching the Highway 11/17 intersection when the driver failed to stop at the stop sign. The driver entered onto Highway 11/17 and collided with an east bound Suzuki Swift.

The four occupants of the Ford Edge were transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The three occupants of the Suzuki Swift were transported to hospital as well, two of the occupants remain in hospital with serious injuries.

Traffic was re-routed onto Lakeshore Drive as officers investigated the collision.

The investigation is continuing.