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Motorcycle rider seriously injured in Highway 6 crash near Burlington: OPP

A motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries after a crash on Highway 6 near Freelton, Ont., on Wednesday April 7, 2020, according to OPP. @OPP_HSD

A motorcycle rider was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash on Highway 6 near Freelton on Wednesday, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

The collision involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck on the highway at Regional Road 97 just before 6 p.m.

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OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said investigators believe it was a “broadside” crash at an intersection with the motorcycle travelling southbound and the truck turning northbound.

Speed is believed to have been a factor as witnesses reported a pair of cycles travelling at a high speed down the roadway before the crash, according to Schmidt.

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Hamilton paramedics say the injured rider was a man in his 30s transported to hospital with “multisystem trauma.”

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OPP says there is no indication of any impairment with the rider or driver of the truck.

 

 

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