Motorcyclist fights for life after Stoney Creek crash

(Updated) A motorcyclist is fighting for his life after an early-morning collision with a pick-up truck.It happened on Regional Road 20 at Woodburn Road just after 6:30 am. Hamilton Police say the truck was heading westbound on Regional Road 20 when the driver tried to make a left turn on to Woodburn; that’s when he slammed in to the motorcycle. The truck’s driver suffered minor injuries. Collision investigator Matt Hewko told CHCH News any crash involving a motorcycle is serious. “The motorcyclist doesn’t have all the crumple zones and the safety mechanisms that everybody in a four-wheel vehicle has. Even though this was a side impact for the pick-up truck, they still have all of the doors and the safety mechanisms inside to keep this driver and passenger safe. With a motorcyclist we don’t have that unfortunately.” Road and weather conditions are still being investigated; alcohol has been ruled out.Regional Road 20, a major route for traffic between Hamilton and Niagara, was closed for several hours for the investigation; police want anyone with information to give them a call.

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