A motorcycle accident in Lakeshore killed two after a driver ran a stop sign at Essex County Road 46 and Rochester Townline Road on Saturday, June 25.
According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a Harley Davidson motorcycle carrying two people was traveling west on Essex County Road 46 when a Ford minivan traveling north on Rochester Townline Road ran a stop sign and crashed into the motorcycle.
The driver and passenger on the motorcycle suffered serious injuries after being ejected from the vehicle. Both were transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the minivan was not injured.
Charges are pending against the driver of the minivan as the investigation continues.
Deadly Motorcycle Season
The 2016 motorcycle season is off to a deadly start. In May, OPP released a warning to motorcyclists to ride safely after four motorcycle riders died within the first month of the season. A number of other motorcycle accidents since then have caused additional deaths.
Out of concern for the startling number of casualties thus far this year, police are reminding motorcycle riders, and all motorists, to use extra caution while on the roads.
Because of their smaller size, motorcycles are not easily seen by other motorists. Riders need to be aware of this fact and take extra precaution to ensure they are seen. They can do this by leaving plenty of room between them and other vehicles, obeying traffic laws, driving defensively and wearing protective gear that is reflective.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free, no obligation consultation.