Man killed as ‘low-speed’ bike crashes
A 38-year-old Hamilton man who died after crashing his “low-speed motorcycle” early Friday morning was not wearing a helmet.
Police say the man, who has not been named, lost control in the area of Shaw and Cheever streets, west of Wentworth Street North, just after 3 a.m. and crashed into a fence on the north-east corner.
Detectives believe he was not wearing a motorcycle helmet.
A neighbour heard a crash and came out to find the man near a stop sign at the intersection, said police spokesperson Const. Lorraine Edwards.
He had significant head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s not yet clear why the man lost control, but police do not believe other vehicles were involved.
Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, operators of a “lowspeed motorcycle” are required to have a valid Ontario M-Class licence, police said. Automobile insurance is also mandated.
The road was closed for hours during the investigation. It reopened around 10 a.m.
This is the city’s 11th traffic fatality this year.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Const. Jaimi Bannon of the collision reconstruction unit at 905-546-4753.To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
An investigator on scene at Shaw and Cheever streets after fatal bike crash.