Police Urge Caution When Clearing Snow
(WINDSOR, ON) – On Saturday January 29, 2011 at 10:55 a.m., uniformed Windsor Police Service officers in company with paramedics responded to a report of a sudden death in the 1400 block of Hickory Rd. in the City of Windsor. Upon arrival, officers were met by paramedics already on the scene who advised that a 64 year old man was in a rear bedroom of the home and had no vital signs present.
Officers spoke with the deceased’s wife who advised that she had left the home at approximately 8:00 a.m. At the time of her departure, the driveway of the residence was snow covered. The woman returned home several hours later to find the driveway clear of snow and upon entering the home, she found her husband deceased. Further investigation revealed that the deceased man had cleared the snow with a snow blower while his wife was gone. It was determined that after finishing the job, the man suffered a heart attack inside the home and passed away.
The Windsor Police Service is reminding the public to use caution and not to attempt clearing heavy snow if not medically fit to do so. Given the approaching weather system which is expected to dump a large amount of snow in the Windsor and surrounding areas in the next few days, the WPS is asking the public to exercise caution when clearing snow and also to slow down on the roads as road crews deal with the snow expected to accumulate in the area.
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