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Motorcyclist airlifted to London hospital after collision in New Hamburg

A 56-year-old man was airlifted to a London hospital this weekend. @OPP_HSD / Twitter

Highway 7/8 in New Hamburg was closed Saturday morning after a motorcyclist was injured in a collision, according to Cambridge OPP.

Police say the motorcycle was headed eastbound on the highway when a vehicle travelling northbound on Peel Street attempted to turn in front of the motorcycle.

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According to police, the motorcyclist swerved to avoid the vehicle, lost control and went skidding across the highway.

Police initially believed the 56-year-old man had sustained life-altering injuries, but after he was airlifted by Ornge Air, it was determined that his injuries were neither life-altering nor life-threatening.

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Police say the driver of the vehicle was charged in connection with the incident.

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