A 61-year-old Lakeshore man has died after a head-on motorcycle accident on North Talbot Road on Monday, June 22, 2015.
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, a Harley Davidson headed westbound around 6 p.m. on North Talbot road crossed into the eastbound lane. A Kia Soul headed eastbound struck the motorcyclist after he crossed the center line.
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Following the crash, the motorcyclist and his passenger were taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in the crash while his female passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Kia Soul was not injured in the accident. An investigation into the cause of the crash remains open.
Ontario Motorcycle Accident Information
Unfortunately, the tragic death of this motorcycle rider is part of what some may consider a growing trend.
In 2014, motorcycle accident fatalities were set to hit a seven-year-high. By August 2014, at least 26 motorcycle accident fatalities had been reported in Ontario. The final number has not been released.
Furthermore, the Ontario Provincial Police has issued a press release noting that June has been a deadly month on Ontario roads. At least 27 people have suffered fatal injuries in Ontario automotive accidents, and poor driver behaviours are to blame.
Two motorcycle deaths were reported along with dozens more auto accidents. The polices Deputy Commissioner implored drivers to stop speeding, driving distracted and driving while impaired.
With summer underway, it is important that all motorists play a role in saving lives.
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