Motorcyclist dead after collision at troublesome intersection in Burlington


Published July 31, 2022 at 10:11 am

Image courtesy of Halton Regional Police.

A motorcyclist is dead on Saturday (July 30) after a collision at an intersection in Burlington that is known for being dangerous.

Halton Regional Police (HRP) attended the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Appleby Ln. between No.1 Side Rd. and No.2 Side Rd. shortly before noon.

Reports say a red, Ducati motorcycle was traveling northbound on Appleby Ln. when it collided with a black, Volkswagen Jetta that was turning left onto Appleby Ln. from No.2 Side Road.

The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

The HRP Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken charge and the investigation into this collision continues.

Local residents and police say the No.2 Side Road and Appleby Ln. intersection is known to be dangerous.

On July 28, HRP posted the below video on Twitter, making the public aware of a new “no left turns” sign at the intersection.

One Twitter user responded to the police’s post with a photo of the fiery collision that took place on July 30. The motorcyclist died two days later at the same intersection that police posted about.

There is a mirror installed at this intersection facing No.2 Side Road in an attempt to widen the drivers’ view.

The view from No.2 Side Road looking at Appleby Line. A mirror can be seen on a post directly across the intersection from No.2 Side Road. This image is from Google Maps and was taken in April 2022.

Some residents aren’t sure how effective the mirror really is at deterring accidents.

Image source: Google Maps April 2022.

Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5065.

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