On Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old Windsorite was seriously injured when his motorcycle crashed into a dump truck at the intersection of Tecumseh Road and Shawnee Road.
According to police, the motorcycle riders Yamaha motorbike was headed eastbound on Tecumseh Road around 3:50 p.m. The dump truck was pulling onto Tecumseh Road from a construction site on the north side of the road when the teen ran into the truck just behind the front passenger side wheel.
The motorcyclist was sent under the truck upon impact. Bystanders said he was conscious and responsive at the scene, but was still taken to a local hospital for his injuries.
According to a local store manager, construction vehicles have been moving through the area as a new brewing company is expected to open soon.
There were no skid marks on the road and locals did not hear tires squealing from braking, which indicates the motorcyclist may have not had enough time to brake.
The crash is just one of many motorcycle collisions reported this year. As of August 2015, more than two dozen motorcyclists have been injured in serious accidents. Last year, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities hit a six-year-high.
The Ontario Provincial Police have called on motorcyclists to drive defensively and motorists to look twice for motorcycles in order to prevent an accident.
When traveling through work zones, drivers should be particularly cautious as many vehicles enter in and out of work zones, including dump trucks.
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