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TIMMINS POLICE INVESTIGATE COLLISION – LAY CHARGE AGAINST LOCAL MOTORIST

The Timmins Police Service has completed its investigation into a collision involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday August 2nd on Algonquin Blvd West at Fogg Street.

The investigation reveals that the driver of a passenger vehicle entered into the roadway directly in the path of an oncoming motorcycle travelling on Algonquin Blvd.

The ensuing collision resulted in injury to the 72-year-old male motorcycle operator who was transported to hospital by ambulance for medical treatment.

A significant amount of traffic congestion occurred in the immediate area as a result of the collision while EMS and other first responders attended the scene.

The investigation resulted in the 79-year-old female driver of the passenger vehicle being charged with Fail to Yield to Traffic on Through Highway contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The Timmins Police Service wish to remind area motorists to be vigilant while driving, paying particular attention to respecting motorcycle operators.

Timmins Police Service Traffic Sergeant Thomas Chypyha adds “In regards to motorcycle traffic, a moment’s inattention by other motorists can have tragic outcomes.  There is a significant amount of motorcycle enthusiasts in Timmins and each of them is depending on all motorists to be mindful and attentive at the wheel so that near miss and actual collisions can be avoided”