Possum Vs Motorcycle Collision - Two Sent To HospitalSource: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 9 03:58:41 MST 2018
(HOWICK, ON) - Two Listowel residents sustained injuries following a motorbike collision with a possum on Friday, August 3, 2018.
Just after 10:30 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers and Huron County Paramedic Services personnel responded to the motorbike collision located on Belmore Line near Salem Road.
Investigators determined the motorbike was southbound on Belmore Line when a possum entered onto the roadway and was struck. The driver and passenger were both ejected from the bike onto the roadway.
Both riders were transported to hospital by ambulance where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Here are some tips for motorcyclists to help stay safe on the road:
Watch for wildlife crossing signs. These signs are installed in locations where wildlife are known to frequently cross highways.
Obey speed limits. The faster you are going, the longer it will take to stop.
Make sure your headlights are clean. Use your high beams when it's safe to do so.
Make sure your tires and brakes are in good condition and are working properly.
Don't ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs or if you are tired or having problems with your vision.
Watch for groups of wild animals. If a deer runs out in front of you, chances are there are more nearby. Slow down and keep an eye out for more animals crossing the highway.
Stay the course. If you see a wild animal, brake firmly and calmly and stay in your lane. Swerving could make you lose control of your vehicle.
Use extra caution when riding your motorcycle at dawn and dusk in areas where wildlife may be present.
If you ride at night watch out for the reflections of animal eyes. Animal eyes will brightly reflect a motorcycle's headlight, making them easier to spot.
OPP Motorcycle Safety Pamphlet:
Ministry of Transportation (MTO) - Road Safety Topics:
Area OPP15 Year Old Driver From Howick Charged
BOLO Stolen 2015 Dark Grey Silverado
23 Year Old Arrested For Drunk Driving - Name Released
Three Arrested During Break And Enter
BOLO Stolen 1995 Dodge Ram 3500 From Walkerton
Child Sexually Assaulted - 5 Arrested
Hole Cut In Shed & Bicycles Stolen
Female From Harriston Facing Assault Charge - Heather MCCREADIE
Harriston Break And Enter - Lawrence CAIN Charged
Indecent Act - Donald James FERGUSON Arrested
Stolen Truck & Snowmobile Recovered In Teeswater - Repeat Offenders BESTER & TISDALE Arrested
Additional Seats Available for Cannabis Legislation Presentation on Feb.13th
41 Year Old From Minto Facing Drunk Driving Charge
26 Year Old Facing Impaired Charge
62 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge
22 Year Old Has Vehicle Impounded For 7 Days
Mailboxes Damaged In Ripley
Unlicenced Driver Charged & Passenger Charged With Unmarked Cigarettes
Stolen Pickup Recovered - TINNING & PETERS Charged
Stolen Truck Recovered And Handgun Seized - Michael VOCK Charged
26 Year Old Facing Assault Causing Bodily Harm - Name Released
27 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge
Driver Charged For Having Weed In Back Seat
Michael PRONK Facing Theft Charge
North PerthHave Your Say On Pedestrian Crossovers
Parkmeadow Place Properties Sealed Tenders
Perth District Health UnitWildwood Reservoir Posted as Unsafe for Swimming
Volunteers Needed for Teen Esteem and Elements Programs this Fall
Cow Tests Positive For Rabies In Perth County
Huron CountyWest Nile virus found in Huron County mosquitoes
Health Unit: Avoid Mosquito Bites