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Motorcyclist sent to hospital with ‘critical’ injuries in York Region collision: police

A motorcycle rider has been rushed to hospital after a collision in York Region. OPP/Twitter

A motorcycle rider has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries after a crash in York Region, according to officials.

In separate tweets, York Regional Police and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said they responded to a collision in the area of Highway 48 and Ravenshoe Road on Saturday in the north of the region.

OPP said officers responded to a collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. According to York police, the motorcycle rider was struck at the intersection and sent to hospital.

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Police said a 40-year-old woman was riding her motorcycle westbound along Ravenshoe Road, crossing Highway 48, when an SUV attempted a left-hand turn, hitting the motorcycle.

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Police said the driver of the SUV, an elderly woman, was not injured.

Both police forces coordinated road closures in the area.

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