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OPP Investigating Serious Motorcycle Crash On Highway 401 In Brighton

NORTHUMBERLAND- Northumberland OPP is investigating a collision on Highway 401 westbound in the Municipality of Brighton.

On June 16, 2024, shortly after 3:30 p.m., members of the OPP, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a serious single-vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist. The motorcycle left the roadway, struck the central barrier and ejected the rider.

A 35-year-old male from St. Catherines, was transported by ORNGE Air to a trauma centre in Toronto for treatment and injuries are described as serious.

Highway 401 was closed westbound from County Road 30 as Technical Collision Investigation (TCI) members conducted their investigation. The highway re-opened at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Police say every year, dozens of motorcyclists are killed in preventable collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. Over the past 10 years, 370 motorcyclists have died in collisions in OPP jurisdictions. Motorcycle riders need to take all precautions possible to ensure their safety. The statistics serve as a reminder that even safe motorcyclists are vulnerable road users. They are often not seen by drivers of other vehicles. All drivers and motorcyclists need to be safe, defensive, attentive drivers when sharing the road.

Northumberland OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: stopcrimehere.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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