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Youth suffers life-threatening injuries in dirt bike crash: City of Kawartha Lakes OPP

The Canadian Press file

Ontario Provincial Police in the City of Kawartha Lakes say a youth sustained life-threatening injuries following a dirt bike collision on the weekend.

Just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, emergency crews responded to reports of a dirt bike crash at a private property in the former Somerville Township.

On Tuesday, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP said a nine-year-old had sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital, where they were later air lifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre.

Read more: Pit-bike rider, 18, in Peterborough dies following collision on Armour Road: police

The youth had been wearing their helmet at the time of the collision, OPP said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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OPP remind the public when using an off-road vehicle to ride according to trail, road and weather conditions and use extreme caution when turning, crossing, climbing and descending hills.

OPP advise to visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/driving-road-vehicle-orv#section-3 for more information on off-road vehicle use in Ontario.

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