At approximately 5:30 PM on Wednesday October 19th, 2016 the Niagara Emergency Medical Services, Niagara Regional Police Service and Fort Erie Fire Services were dispatched for a motor vehicle collision on Farr Avenue at Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Fort Erie, within the Region of Niagara, Ontario.
Police say that initial investigation revealed that a 66-year-old Fort Erie male was driving his 2009 Honda Civic westbound on Farr Avenue and made a left turn in front of two eastbound motorcycles on Farr Avenue. The lead motorcycle was a 1999 Harley Davidson being driven by a 52-year-old Fort Erie male with a 33-year-old female passenger from St. Catharines. The Harley Davidson came into collision with the Honda causing the two occupants of the Harley Davidson to be thrown to the ground. The second motorcycle was a 2006 Suzuki driven by a 60-year-old Fort Erie male who lost control of his motorcycle but was able to avoid a collision with the motor vehicle.
The driver of the Harley Davidson suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a Niagara Health System Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff. The female passenger of Harley Davidson suffered serious injuries and was transported to a Niagara Health System Hospital by ambulance where she remains in stable condition. The driver of the Suzuki suffered serious injuries and was also transported to a Niagara Health System Hospital by ambulance. The driver and passenger of the Honda did not suffer any injuries.
This collision remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses with information regarding this collision are asked to contact investigators at (905) 688-4111, extension 4-5500.
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