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.
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.
“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.
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