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Nine-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Dirt Bike Collision In Burnt River

KAWARTHA LAKES-City of Kawartha OPP responded to a dirt bike collision over the weekend at which a 9-year-old was seriously injured.

Officers received the call to a private property in Somerville Township on July 9, 2022 shortly before 3:00 pm.

According to police the youth sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where they were later air lifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre. The youth had been wearing his helmet at the time of the collision.

“The OPP would like to remind the public, when you are riding an off-road vehicle, always ride according to the trail, road and weather conditions and use extreme caution when turning, crossing, climbing and descending hills.” said police.

The child has been identified as Nixon Parsons. According to the Burnt River Off-Road Facility Facebook page, Nixon and his family are regular riders and Burnt River members.

Friends are asking at this time for donations to help the family with hotel costs, food, bills at home etc. so they can be at the hospital with Nixon. 
Donations can be sent to:  [email protected]

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Pamela Vanmeer
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