A 17-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision involving a minivan on Thursday night in south Windsor.
According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the motorcycle collided with the front end of the minivan, which sent the rider flying over the hood of the car and into the windshield.
The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Cabana Road and Roxborough Boulevard near Huron Lodge.
The 17-year-old suffered severe injuries and died as a result. The 46-year-old driver of the minivan, and sole occupant in the vehicle, was not injured in the collision.
Police closed both directions of Cabana road throughout the night to investigate and reconstruct the accident scene.
Police are reminding motorists that with warmer weather just around the corner, more motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be on the roads. Motorists should always remain alert and on the lookout for more vulnerable roadway users.
Last year was one of the deadliest years for motorcyclists in Ontario, according to OPP. Twenty-five people were killed in motorcycle collisions throughout the province by July 11, including two fatal collisions in Essex County. Most accidents occurred at intersections and involved distracted motorists.
A yearly breakdown of the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in Ontario includes:
- 2016 – 25 as of July 11
- 2015 – 31
- 2014 – 32
- 2013 – 28
- 2012 – 27
- 2011 – 21
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision, our Windsor motorcycle accident lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you need. Survivors of these types of accidents often suffer from severe injuries that require extensive medical care.
Contact our team today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you.