A crash in southern Ontario on Aug. 12 resulted in a motorcyclist ending up in the hospital. According to Peel Regional Police, the latest in a string of motorcycle-car accidents around the area took place in Mississauga. While traveling near the intersection of Kennedy Road and Watline Avenue, the motorcyclist was hit by a vehicle around 1:45 p.m.
Injuries the biker suffered during the wreck apparently required treatment at St. Michael’s Hospital’s trauma centre in Toronto. The victim was initially treated at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga before being airlifted to the trauma centre. His condition had apparently stabilized later that day according to Twitter updates shared by police.
According to reports, a significant number of motorcycle crashes have occurred along southern Ontario roads in recent weeks. On Aug. 6, a 21-year-old motorcyclist died after losing control of his bike near Highway 400 and 401. Two days after that, a 33-year-old Niagara Regional Police officer was killed when a vehicle collided with his bike in Welland. A 28-year-old man died on the same day after he lost control of his motorcycle near Highway 404 and 407.
An injured motorcycle crash victim may experience lasting repercussions from the accident that will affect their daily life for years to come. If the injuries were serious, medical expenses from a prolonged hospital stay and the time spent off from work may result in a considerable financial strain. To seek compensation for these losses, many victims decide to file a personal injury complaint against the driver at fault. During this process, a lawyer might be able to help an accident victim gather supporting evidence that can be used to strengthen their claim.