Police in Toronto have reported a motorcyclist has been killed in a recent collision. An article on the emerging investigation is available here.
About the Incident
A collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle has left an unidentified motorcyclist dead. Toronto police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident—which took place in Toronto’s west end near North Queen Street and The Queensway.
In 2017, Ontario experienced a record-setting 48 fatal collisions involving motorcycles—with 18 deaths in the west region. For 2018, those numbers dropped, but authorities say the overall trend is disturbing. They note half of the motorcycle fatalities are men between the ages of 45 to 64—indicating they are experienced riders. With this in mind, they urge riders to consider a motorcycle-training course to refresh their skills before hitting the road.
Visibility is Key
Drivers involved in collisions with motorcycles often comment they could not see the rider or did not know a rider was there. The OPP urges riders to themselves visible at all times—and suggest riders wear bright clothing and gear that can easily be seen by others. At the same time, authorities warn drivers they share the road with riders who are far more vulnerable given their exposure.
Greater Risk of Injury
Information gathered between 2007 and 2013 detailed 281,826 drivers injured in car accidents and 26,831 riders hurt in motorcycle collisions revealed cyclists are three times more likely to sustain injuries—and ten times more likely to suffer serious injuries—than drivers. The study found an injury rate of 2,194 out of 100,000 for cyclists—compared to 718 per 100,000 drivers.
Higher Cost of Treatment
To make matters worse, the research also suggests that injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident take longer—and cost far more—to treat. On average, medical bills over the first two years average $5,825 Cdn for cyclists—versus $2,995 Cdn for drivers. These figures do not account for any other costs, such as pain and suffering or lost wages.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in any type of motorcycle accident, call Cariati Law at 905-629-8040 for help. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Toronto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer absolutely FREE. We will investigate your accident, handle all the paperwork, and manage your entire claim—so you can focus on your recovery.
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