मङ्गलबार, ०६ चैत २०७४, १३ : ३०

Bimal Adhikari from Nepal killed in head-on collision on Highway 17

On Sept. 9, 2015 at approximately 9 a.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Ignace Detachment officers were dispatched to a head on motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 approximately 40 km East of Ignace. Ignace officers are being assisted by officers from the Thunder Bay and Upsala Detachments as well as a Technical Traffic Collision Investigator (TTCI) and the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) out of Thunder Bay.

The collision occurred after an eastbound Toyota Rav4 crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound Nissan Pathfinder head on. The driver of the Toyota Rav4 was deceased at the scene and was identified as Bimal Adhikari, 48, of Kenora. The female passenger (wife of Mr. Bimal Adhikari) of the Toyota Rav4 is in critical condition and the other male (son of Mr. Bimal Adhikari) passenger of the Toyota Rav4 is in stable condition at this time.

Adhikari was a City of Kenora employee and municipal officials. That morning he was taking his son to University. The flags outside Kenora City Hall are flying at half mast in tribute of Adhikari who was a city employee.

After accident, they were transported to Thunder Bay and Dryden for medical care. The driver and passenger of the Nissan Pathfinder as well suffered serious injuries, but are in stable condition. They were also transported to Thunder Bay for medical care.

As flags at Kenora’s municipal buildings flew at half-mast Thursday, city hall workers remained in shock a day after a respected colleague was killed in a head-on collision between two SUVs. Police claim that the eastbound Toyota Rav4 SUV Bimal Adhikari driving had struck a westbound Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 17.

“It’s hit our staff hard,” said city clerk Heather Kasprick. “We’re a very close group here.” Investigators claim Adhikari’s vehicle crossed the centre of the road just before the crash. An autopsy on Adhikari was to take place Thursday in Kenora. It’s believed that at the time of Wednesday’s crash, Adhikari and his wife were driving their son to Lakehead University.

Adhikari’s wife suffered critical injuries and was transported to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Their son was treated for serious injuries at Dryden Regional Hospital. The driver and passenger of the Nissan suffered serious injuries, but were listed in stable condition at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, police said.
For the past three years, Adhikari had been a GIS technologist in charge of the city’s mapping services.
“He was very well-liked,” said Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield, who expressed condolences to Adhikari’s family on behalf of the city. Grief counselling was being made available to city workers. Exactly Bimal Adhikari, M. Phil, GISP was a GIS Specialist at City of Kenora and working since overseeing the Municipal GIS and GIS based Asset Management System in City of Kenora.

The post mortem examination of Bimal ADHIKARI was scheduled for the 10 September 2015.  Ignace OPP officers are continuing to investigate and are receiving assistance from other detachments, including a Technical Traffic Collision Investigator (TTCI) and the Forensic Identification Unit (FIU) from Thunder Bay, police said.

Mean while NRN Canada has expressed condolences and following appeal on the same incidences.

From: NRN- Canada <nrn.canada08@gmail.com>
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Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:00 PM
Subject: शोक एबम समबेदना!!
आदर्णीय दाजुभाइ दिदी बैनीहरु !
नेपाली समुदायमा एक अत्यन्त हिर्दयबिदारक घटना घटेको  छ, केनोरा मा बसोबास गर्दै आउनु  भयेको हाम्रो एक मिर्दुभाशी साथी,  समाजासेवी एबम एन आर एन क्यानाडाको आजीवन सदस्य श्री बिमल अधिकारिज्युको थन्डरबे आउँदै गर्दा सडक दुर्घटनामा परी मृत्‍यु हुन गएको छ भने उहाको श्रीमती रुपा अधिकारि कृटिकल अवस्थामा  अस्पतiलमा भर्ना गरिएको छ। यस दुखद घटना प्रती  धैर्यधारण गर्न उहाको  शोक सन्तप्त परिवार सदस्यहरुमा एन आर एन क्यानाडा समबेदना ब्यक्त गर्दै उहाको आत्माको चिर शान्तिको लागि कामना गर्दछ। यस दुखद् घडिमा रितिरिवाज सम्पन्न गर्न तथा क्रिटिकल अवस्थामा रहनुभएकी रुपा अधिकारी तथा  उहांको २ छोराहरुलाइ सहयोग गर्न स्थानिय नेपाली समुदाय र सम्भव् सबैलाइ हार्दिक् अनुरोध छ।
तुल्सी सापकोटा
अध्यक्ष, एन आर एन क्यानाडा 
Mr. Adhikary was working with BP Koirala Medical Science Ghopa Camp as IT Specialist, Dharan and Later as General Manager for Cable Television Association and Avenues TV  Nepal while he was in Nepal.
Rest In Peace  Mr. Adhikari. Reporters Club Canada wish for speedy recovery of all victim of this collisions.