Second motorcyclist seriously injured on same stretch of road
A 41-year-old Mississauga motorcyclist has been airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre after a collision on Mississauga Road south of Dundas Street last Thursday morning.
The motorcycle and a car collided on the winding stretch of Mississauga Road around 7:45 a.m., according to Peel Regional Police. The crash was approximately 300 metres south of Dundas.
The victim was taken by Peel paramedics to a local hospital, then airlifted to Toronto with serious injuries. His condition was not immediately known.
The road was closed as Peel’s Major Collision Bureau investigates, from Dundas Street to Sevenoaks Drive. It re-opened just before 11:30 a.m.
The collision happened on the same stretch of winding road that saw another motorcyclist critically injured in a collision with a car just two months ago. On March 11, around 3:30 p.m., the 26-year-old motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision on a curve in the road.
Just a few weeks ago, a rash of fatal motorcycle crashes prompted provincial and municipal police to warn of the dangers. Included in that rash of fatalities was Kosma Bakier, 30, of Mississauga who lost control of his motorcycle April 17 and fell onto a live lane of Highway 404 near Aurora where he was hit by an ambulance.
OPP data from 2008-2014 shows there were 175 motorcycle fatalities in that seven-year span, and only 16 of the motorcyclists killed since 2008 were under age 25. Almost half the victims were between 45 and 64.
Collisions typically occur between noon and 6 p.m. and road conditions in almost all of the 2008-2014 incidents have been dry and clear, according to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. Speed and loss of control are the most common causes, according to Schmidt.
Source: The Mississauga News