Wallaceburg motorcyclist struck by car, see photos
A Wallaceburg man, in his 50′s, was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle in Wallaceburg this morning (June 30) just after 9:30 a.m.
Chatham-Kent Police officers at the scene of the collision, which occurred at the corner of Creek Street and Wellington Avenue in Wallaceburg, said the man suffered non-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
Police said the driver of a grey Volkswagen, a Port Lambton resident in his 50s, will be facing charges of failing to yield to traffic.
Police said the driver of the motorcycle was crossing Wellington Ave., from Creek Street to the other side of Creek, and he did have the right of way before being hit by the car.
Chatham-Kent EMS was the first to arrive on the scene, followed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Department and the Chatham-Kent Police.
As emergency crews arrived, several people had stopped to assist the man, who laid conscious, and still on the ground.
One person who witnessed the crash said the man attempted to get up directly following the crash, but people convinced him to lay down until emergency crews arrived.
“He was saying his back was hurting… and he had some pretty big skid marks on his leather,” the woman said.
Wallaceburg residents Cheryl Knight and Karle Vitamuas, owners of CK Spices, Coffee and Teas, did not witness the crash outside of their building, but they heard it.
“All we heard was a loud boom,” Knight said. “We immediately went outside and called 911… the man looked like he was in a lot of pain.”
The motorcycle involved appeared to be brand new, and only had 2,000 km on the odometer.
CKDP PHOTOS FROM THE SCENE