There is an average of 18 to 20 motorcycle crashes per year in Windsor, according to Windsor Police Constable Andrew Drouillard. However, there have already been about 20 motorcycle crashes in Windsor this summer. There have also been three fatal crashes in Essex County since June.
The increase in motorcycle collisions has police urging motorists to be more cautious on the roadways. Drouillard is stressing that drivers and motorcycle riders have a responsibility to keep everyone safe and obey the rules of the road.
Drouillard wants drivers to remember that speeding and distracted driving are very dangerous and everyone on the road needs to be more careful.
Recent Motorcycle Crashes
There have been numerous motorcycle accidents in Essex County this summer:
- June 26 – On this date, a rider suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a crash on County Road 8 in Amherstburg.
- July 9 – There was a fatal accident at County Road 8 and Concession Road 6 in Amherstburg. The rider died after colliding with a car.
- August 3 – The rider collided with a sign in the roundabout at Howard Avenue and Highway 401. The rider's injuries were not life-threatening.
- August 9 – A man from Lakeshore died in a crash on East Ruscom River Road. The victim hit a telephone pole.
- August 14 – A 29-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Central Avenue and Grand Marais Road East. Speeding might have been a factor in the collision, according to police.
The number of motorcycle accidents has been increasing throughout Ontario. In 2017, deaths in motorcycle accidents hit a 10-year high. A total of 48 motorcycle riders died in the province last year, an increase from the 36 who died in 2016. Of those 48, 27 were not at fault for the crashes they were involved in, according to Ontario Provincial Police.
Fortunately, there are steps drivers and motorcyclists can take to lower the risk of accidents. Motorcyclists should avoid driving in blind spots and drivers should be on the lookout for motorcycles.
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