Lindsay surgeon killed in Clarington accident

An orthopedic surgeon that practices in Kawartha Lakes was killed following an accident in Clarington Wednesday (Jan. 23) evening.

According to police, the two-vehicle accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Regional Road 20 near Darlington Manvers Townline Road.

“A large commercial dump truck was eastbound on Regional Road 20 from Darlington Manvers Townline Road when it lost control and began to jackknife its attached trailer and veer into the westbound lane.  A black Nissan Rogue was approaching westbound on Regional Road 20 and collided with the jackknifed trailer.  The Nissan then left the roadway and struck a tree,” reads a media release from the DRPS.

The male driver of the Nissan was extricated and rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries.  He later died of injuries sustained in the collision.  The victim has been identified as Dr. Ali Al-Beer, 49 of Oshawa.

According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Al-Beer’s primary practice was located in Lindsay and he had privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital.

The 50-year old driver of the involved commercial dump truck was uninjured and remained at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours for the police investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed this collision is asked to call Detective Constable Brett Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5256.

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