Racer recovering from power boat crash in Haliburton
By Angelica Ingram
Published Sept. 27, 2016
A man who was involved in a boat collision in Haliburton on Sunday, Aug. 21 is still recovering, according to the president of the Toronto Outboard Racing Club.
The crash occurred during the weekend of the Haliburton Outboard Power Boat Races, with OPP responding to the incident, according to OPP Const. Timothy Negus.
Negus told The Echo one party was injured and taken to hospital but that there was no further police investigation.
In an email to The Echo, TORC president Rob Dixon confirmed it was Todd Bucknell injured in the collision.
Bucknell suffered a compound fracture of the upper femur and a broken pelvis, according to the family. He underwent two separate surgeries at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, where he received excellent care, they said.
Information supplied to Dixon by Bucknell’s family stated that he came home from the hospital in early September.
“He’s doing pretty well,” said the statement. “Still in local hospital (as of Sept. 9), will transfer soon to a combo hospital/therapy centre.”
The statement from the family said it appeared Bucknell would remain in a hospital/therapy centre for a 12-week period.
“Todd would like to thank all EMS personnel, the doctors, nurses and all support staff at the Haliburton hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital,” said the family.