Three crashes involving motorcycles in one night including one fatal
Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:00AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 9, 2019 12:41PM EDT
Police on local roads were kept busy following a several crashes involving motorcycles, including one that left a man dead.
The fatal crash occurred on Hamilton Road just east of London near Putnam Road Monday evening around 6:20 p.m.
Police say an eastbound vehicle crossed over the center line on a curve, striking a westbound vehicle in the mirror before hitting a motorcycle directly behind the vehicle.
OPP say the motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at hospital.
He has been identified as 40-year-old Andrew Ferguson of Woodstock, Ont.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Hamilton Road was closed overnight as police conducted an investigation into the crash that police described as “complicated,” due to the number of vehicles involved and the series of events.
Police have now charged the 21-year-old driver of the eastbound vehicle with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, over 80 mg of alcohol causing death, criminal negligence causing death and failing to comply with recognizance.
Norfolk County Crash
Provincial police in Norfolk County say charges are pending after a crash between a minivan and motorcycle sent two people to hospital Monday evening.
The crash happened at the intersection of McDowell Road East and Charlotteville West Quarter Line Road.
The operator and a passenger of the motorcycle were both taken to hospital.
The driver, a 48-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and has since been airlifted to an out-of-town hospital.
The passenger, a 51-year-old woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.
The driver of the van was not injured.
Police say the eastbound minivan is believed to have been turning left onto Charlotteville West Quarter Line when it collided with the westbound motorcycle.
The investigation continues.
Owen Sound Crash
A 47-year-old motorcyclist from Owen Sound was treated in hospital for serious injuries following a collision with a car around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Police say the motorcyclist was eastbound on 10th Street West towards 6th Avenue West when a car made a left hand turn into the path of the motorcycle.
The driver of the car was charged with left turn- fail to afford reasonable opportunity to avoid a collision.