According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) a motorcyclist died after being struck by a transport truck in Tecumseh on Monday, July 11.
The accident happened just after 2 p.m. on Malden Road between South Talbot Road and Essex County Road 8. The driver of the motorcycle had to be extricated from under the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation and the road was expected to be closed for several hours following the accident.
Series of Deadly Motorcycle Accidents
Today’s accident comes amid a deadly motorcycle season in Windsor-Essex County and throughout all of Ontario. Most recently, on June 25, two people were killed while riding a motorcycle that was struck by a vehicle that ran a stop sign on Essex County Road 46.
In May, OPP warned motorcycle riders throughout the province that this year’s season was off to a deadly start. At the time of the announcement, four motorcyclists had died within the first month of the season. Since that time, there have been a number of additional motorcycle deaths.
Motorcycle riders are advised to follow these important safety tips when out on the road:
- Always wear a helmet and additional protective gear
- Wear reflective clothing
- Never drive while distracted or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Always follow traffic laws
Because motorcycles are often difficult to see, it is important that drivers leave plenty of space between their bike and other motorists and that they practice defensive driving techniques. You should anticipate what other drivers will do and make eye contact when possible to make sure that the other driver sees you.
As experienced Windsor motorcycle accident lawyers, we have seen firsthand the devastation that is almost always associated with these types of accidents. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation if you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a motorcycle. We can help you seek justice and fair compensation.