Motorcyclist, 54, dead after collision with vehicle in Norfolk County: OPP

Motorcyclist, 54, dead after collision with vehicle in Norfolk County: OPP
Norfolk OPP investigating fatal motorcycle crash
Ontario Provincial Police say they were called to Norfolk County Highway 24 and St. John’s Road East shortly before 6:45 Monday morning, where they found a man with serious life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say a 22-year-old from Madoc, Ont., was driving a black vehicle south on Highway 24 and was about to turn east onto St. Johns Road, when a northbound motorcycle collided into the back of the vehicle.

Two motorcycle crashes south of Simcoe

OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk expects the closure will last a “significant period of time,” as the scene is examined by technical collision investigators.

The second crash was reported to authorities over the noon hour. The motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a trauma centre in London. The driver of the vehicle involved is a 46-year-old man from Hamilton.

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While Norfolk OPP investigated this crash, a 77-year-old Norfolk man drove through a police barricade and caused significant damage to his vehicle. He was charged with careless driving.

“While we were on scene, we actually had a person drive through the road-closed barricades, smashing into the barricades, and causing significant amount of damage to the vehicle,” said Sanchuk.

An OPP detachment is seen in Simcoe, Ont., on Friday, June 27, 2014. (Abigail Bimman / CTV Kitchener)

The driver of the vehicle involved is a 22-year-old man from Madoc. Police are withholding the name of the deceased pending notification of next-of-kin.

Police say a a 22 year-old man from Madoc was driving a vehicle that was preparing to turn east on to St Johns Rd. E., when a motorcyclist travelling north collided with the rear of the vehicle.

It started around 6:30 a.m. with a report of a fatal collision involving a motorcycle rider at the intersection of Highway 24 and St. John’s Road.

The 54-year-old motorcycle driver from Norfolk had life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he died.

Police also charged a 77-year-old man with careless driving after they say he drove through the road closure barricades set up to investigate the crash.

“It’s a nice day and there is a lot of motorcycle traffic out and about,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said.

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