Man killed as ‘low-speed’ bike crashes

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY

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.

BARRY GRAY, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

An in­ves­ti­ga­tor on scene at Shaw and Cheever streets af­ter fa­tal bike crash.

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