Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday, July 25 involving a Ford pickup truck.
The accident happened at 1:45 p.m. at County Road 34 and Manning Road. According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the southbound pickup truck attempted to make an eastbound turn onto County Road 34 when it collided with a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle carrying two people.
Both the driver and passenger on the motorcycle were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident, but was charged with turn not in safety.
An Urgent Safety Reminder
OPP is reminding motorists to exercise extreme caution when traveling on the highway and to always be aware of and on the lookout for motorcycles. These bikes are significantly smaller than traditional vehicles and can often be difficult to see. If hit, motorcycle riders are at a significantly increased risk for suffering severe injuries or death.
After an incredibly deadly start to the motorcycle season, OPP is estimating that 2016 could be the deadliest year for motorcyclists in the past five years. As of July 11, 25 people had died in accidents throughout the province.
Since then, there have been a number of additional fatal motorcycle accidents in the area. Most recently, a motorcyclist involved in one of two accidents on July 15, died from his injuries the following week, just five days after the accident.
Your Windsor Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Having represented injury victims throughout Windsor-Essex County for more than two decades, our Windsor motorcycle accident lawyers have seen-firsthand the devastation that almost always results from these types of accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent driver, do not hesitate to contact our experienced barristers to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Call (866) 320-4770 for a free, no obligation consultation today.