Motorcyclist injured in Newcastle PDF Print E-mail

Durham Regional Police report that a 44-year-old male motorcyclist was seriously injured as result of a motor vehicle collision on Toronto Street west of Mill Street in Newcastle on Friday.

On Friday, June 22, 2012 at approximately 5:13 p.m., officers from East Division were called to the scene of a motorcycle and car collision. Police say that a blue Pontiac was westbound on Toronto Street, making a left turn into a parking lot. A motorcyclist who was traveling eastbound on Toronto Street struck the Pontiac as it was turning.

The 44-year-old Clarington male on the motorcycle was transported to Lakeridge Health-Bowmanville with serious injuries. He was later airlifted to a Toronto Area hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. The 42-year-old Clarington driver and a 42-year-old Clarington passenger of the Pontiac were taken to hospital.

Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected. Investigators have determined that road and weather conditions were favorable at the time of the collision. Police determined that alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

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