A 51-year-old Grimsby man was airlifted to Hamilton hospital with serious injuries after the motorcycle he was riding was struck from behind by a car in Pelham.

The accident happened Saturday at around 2:15 p.m., on Highway 20 near Balfour Street.

The initial investigation determined the motorcyclist was riding his 2007 Suzuki eastbound on Highway 20 when he slowed down for traffic ahead of him.

However, there was a vehicle behind him, a 2010 Toyota Matrix being driving by a 31-year-old Port Colborne man. And after the motorcyclist slowed down, the Toyota collided with the rear of the motorcycle.

Police say the motorcyclist suffered what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, and he was taken to the Welland County General Hospital by ambulance. He was later airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

The Toyota driver was not injured.

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 905-688-4111, ext. 4-3300.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator