Two motorcyclists were injured in two separate accidents in Ontario on March 13. Both incidents occurred in Haldimand County. Police said the first accident happened at approximately 12:44 p.m. as a black 2000 Pontiac headed north on Highway 6 made a left turn onto First Line Road. The Pontiac cut off a southbound black 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and the two vehicles collided in the intersection. The motorcycle’s driver, a 49-year-old Haldimand man, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Hamilton.
The 76-year-old Pontiac driver, a woman from Six Nations, was not hurt in the crash. She was charged with making an unsafe turn under the Highway Traffic Act. Highway 6 was shut down for several hours as police investigated the cause of the crash.
According to police, the second accident occurred when a motorcycle operator was involved in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of St. John’s Road and Regional Road 70. Paramedics transported the unidentified male driver to hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.
When cars and motorcycles collide, it is quite often the motorcyclist who bears the brunt of the impact. Such accidents can cause catastrophic injuries that require significant periods of recovery time. In some cases, the victim is left with a permanent disability. Anyone who has been injured in a similar incident may wish to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights. If the negligence of a driver of another vehicle was the cause of the crash, it may be advisable to file a personal injury claim seeking compensation. A successful lawsuit could result in the recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and property damages.