A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday morning after colliding with a dump truck on County Road 42 in Lakeshore.
According to police, the 68-year-old Chatham man was traveling west on County Road 42 on a Honda Gold Wing when a White Sterling dump truck, which was heading east, attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Comber Side Road. The truck crossed in front of the motorcycle, causing it to slam into the truck.
The motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.
The crash occurred around 8:15 a.m. and County Road 42 was closed until approximately 1 p.m. as police investigated the scene.
This accident comes just weeks after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reported that the summer motorcycle season was off to a deadly start for the 2016 year. OPP stated that four motorcycle riders died between April and mid-May. One of the reported deaths included a motorcycle that collided with a dump truck on Wonderland Road North.
Motorcycle riders are at an increased risk for being seriously injured if they are involved in an accident. The small size and lack of protection offered by these vehicles makes it difficult for other motorists to see them and also ensures the rider will suffer serious injuries if involved in a collision.
Law enforcement is encouraging both motorcyclists and all motorists on the road to pay extra attention while driving to help prevent these tragic accidents.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision involving a motor bike, do not hesitate to contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners. We can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and losses.