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Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in crash near Port Dover

Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in crash near Port Dover

Provincial law enforcement are investigating a fatal motorbike crash just north of Port Dover.

The collision happened all over 7 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of St. John’s Street East and Cockshutt Highway.

OPP mentioned the motorbike was travelling eastbound on St. John’s Street East when it collided with an SUV likely southbound on Cockshutt Street.

The motorcycle driver, law enforcement said, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was ejected from the bike. They have been later on airlifted to a Hamilton clinic with lifestyle threatening injuries.

“That individual has been downgraded to non-daily life threatening accidents,” OPP Cst. Ed Sanchuk said in an update Wednesday.

The driver of the SUV experienced insignificant injuries and was transported to a community medical center.

Part of Cockshutt Street and St. John’s Street East were being shut down for more than 8 hrs although police have been on scene investigating.

Remaining Safe ON THE Streets

Tuesday’s crash was the 2nd fatal bike crash in close proximity to Port Dover in just over a month.

On May well 13, a rider was killed soon after their motorcycle collided with one more auto on St. John’s Street and Blueline Highway, about three kilometres absent from the scene of Tuesday’s crash.

Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in crash near Port Dover

OPP are reminding all drivers that there are more bikes on the highway throughout warm summer months.

“Motorcycle operators never have the same safety as you,” claimed Cst. Sanchuk. “So when we are dealing with these collisions, we’re generally working with major, lifestyle threatening injuries, lifetime altering accidents, or dying.”

Law enforcement explained all motorists will need to be accountable and fork out consideration to avoid related tragedies.

“The previous thing we want to do as police officers is knock on someone’s doorway saying that their loved one is not coming home to them as a consequence of a preventable collision,” stated Cst. Sanchuk.

— With reporting by Jeff Pickel