For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2018
(LONDON, Ontario) – Mel Martin thought he was doing everything right. That August evening in 2017, the Stratford Festival Orchestra violinist had napped in the afternoon knowing he had an evening performance and would be headed home late. He set his car on cruise control at 90km/hour so that he wouldn’t inadvertently drive too fast down the country roads winding his way back to London. He hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol. And he was excited about an upcoming four day mini-vacation he had booked because he knew he was in need of a break. But in an instant, those vacation plans came to a screeching halt when Martin fell asleep behind the wheel, his car gliding into a ditch and ultimately crashing into a crossroad culvert.
With Canada Day long weekend travel approaching for thousands of families in London and region, Mr. Martin and the LHSC Injury Prevention team hope to remind drivers of the danger of fatigued driving.
Interviews will be available with Mr. Martin and Jane Edwards, LHSC Injury Prevention Specialist.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Location: Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Rd. E.
**RSVP to Kathy Leblanc for an interview time**
For media inquiries contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772
Call LHSC Switchboard at 519-685-8500 and ask to page the communications consultant on-call.
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