Officers in Toronto and Peel Region say a motorcyclist has died and a second rider is in hospital in critical condition after separate crashes within minutes of each other on Monday.
The first collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle happened on Lake Shore Boulevard West near British Columbia Road, south of the Gardiner Expressway and the OVO Athletic Centre, at around 5:45 p.m.
An update posted on the Toronto Police Service’s Twitter account said the motorcyclist was rushed to a hospital by paramedics with a police escort with life-threatening injuries.
Just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Westbrook Avenue and Cottrelle Boulevard, west of The Gore Road in Brampton, an update on the Peel Regional Police service’s Twitter account said there was a crash between a motorcycle and a car.
Peel Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to a hospital, police said, but the patient later died.
Officers in Toronto and Brampton closed the immediate areas near the collision sites as collision reconstruction investigators were called to look into the circumstances leading up to the crashes.