(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A serious collision occurred shortly before 11:30 pm this evening involving two motorcycles and a car.
Thunder Bay Police, Superior North EMS, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and apparently Ontario Provincial Police responded to the scene.
A witness on the scene told TRCCTB.COM that they had seen paramedics assisting the two bikers on the roadway, and that they had not got up after the collision occurred.
We don’t know for sure, but from what we pieced together from talking to people on the scene is that the car was turning left onto Villa from Cumberland, then collided with the two motorbikes.
The two bikers left in ambulance, we do not know the severity of their injuries or if they survived.
Please drive safe.
*** UPDATE: Monday July 9 @ 9:00 am
TBPS Media Release
On July 6th, 2018, just prior to 11:30 p.m., Thunder Bay Police were called to the intersection of Cumberland Street North and Villa Street regarding a collision that had occurred. Officers attended and the roadway was closed to traffic while an investigation was conducted.
The investigation has revealed that a Blue Hyundai was south bound on Cumberland Street North, turning left onto Villa Street. The Hyundai made a left turn directly into the path of two oncoming north bound motorcycles. Both motorcycles struck the passenger side of the Hyundai.
The driver and a passenger in the Hyundai were uninjured. Both drivers of the motorcycles suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center for media treatment.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 20 year old Thunder Bay male, has been charged with an unsafe turning violation under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.
There were several people in the area at the time of the collision due to the Blues Festival. If anyone witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police, please contact the collision investigators at 684-1276