A Monday afternoon crash in Amherstburg between a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Toyota Corolla caused the motorcyclist's death. The accident happened at a busy intersection on County Road 8 in the northern edge of Amherstburg near Western Secondary School.
Amherstburg police closed the intersection at County Road 8 at Concession Road 6 in all directions at about 2:15 p.m. to investigate the accident. They did not reopen the intersection until just before 7 p.m.
The Harley Davidson and Toyota Corolla were in the middle of the road. There were dents on the driver side door of the Toyota. There were also rubber marks from tires on North Townline Road.
The Toyota had blocks placed under it to prop it up. This is often done when someone is pinned underneath a car.
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Recent Motorcycle Accidents in Essex County
Monday's fatal crash is one of several recent motorcycle accidents in Essex County. There was another crash between a motorcycle and car on June 26 on County Road 8, one road over from the location of Monday's accident. The motorcyclist survived and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Another motorcycle rider was injured in a crash in Windsor earlier last month. The rider crashed into a bus shelter located at the intersection of Wyandotte Street East and Jefferson Boulevard. According to Windsor police, the 55-year-old motorcyclist lost control of his bike while heading west on Wyandotte.
The accident caused approximately $5,000 in damage to the bus shelter and $15,000 in damage to the motorcycle. The rider did not have a license, so he was charged with careless driving.
According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), motorcyclist fatalities on roads they patrol reached a 10-year high in 2017. A total of 48 motorcycle riders were killed last year, while 36 were killed in the province in 2016. OPP said 27 of the 48 victims were not at fault for the accidents that caused their deaths.
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Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous because motorcycle riders do not have seat belts, air bags or other safety features to protect them. This means there is a much higher risk of severe injury or even death if a crash occurs.
The Windsor personal injury lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners know how devastating these accidents can be. We are prepared to pursue the fair compensation victims deserve.
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