Updated: Life Threatening Injuries for E-Scooter Rider
The Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit is investigating after a male sustained life-threatening head injuries while riding an electric scooter Wednesday night.
Approximately 9:15pm Wednesday, emergency services were called to Victoria Road South near Macalister Boulevard after receiving reports of an unresponsive male at the roadside with head trauma.
A 52-year-old Guelph male was transported from the scene to a Hamilton trauma centre with life-threatening head injuries. He remains in critical condition. The sequence of events that led to the male’s injuries has not been determined, however he was located next to an electric kick scooter.
Police would like to hear from any member of the public who may have seen a male operating an electric kick scooter on Victoria Road South between Arkell Road and Stone Road East shortly after 9 p.m. Police are also seeking members of the public who may have any dashcam video in the area at the time, whether the subject male was observed or not.
On Wednesday evening, Victoria Road was shut down by Guelph police due to a collision resulting in “serious injuries.” In a social media update posted just after 9 p.m., authorities stated that Victoria Road South was closed between Stone Road and Macalister Road. They encouraged people to stay away from the area.
**COLLISION** Emergency services are responding to a collision with serious injuries at VICTORIA / MACALISTER. --VICTORIA RD. S. CLOSED BETWEEN STONE AND MACALISTER. *Please avoid area* pic.twitter.com/CihrlhZ8GV— Guelph Police Service (@GuelphPolice) August 17, 2023
Serious scooter crash in Guelph on Victoria near MacAlister. The road is closed to through traffic. They just put police tape up so it'll probably be closed for a while. pic.twitter.com/t7NmHgE2Yv— Vidman 📺 Dan Lauckner (@vidman) August 17, 2023