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Media Release

Release Date: September 4th, 2019 - 2:58pm

Originator: Constable, Chris Heffernan, Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747

Contact: D/Constable, Chris Heffernan, Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext 5420

Location: Burlington


Identity of fatalily injured motorcycle rider released.

​The family of the 60-year-old motorcycle rider fatally injured in the collision on September 2nd, has authorized Halton Regional Police Service to release the identify of victim as Mr. Walter RITCHI.  

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the efforts of the witnesses and citizens that rushed to provide aid and support to Mr. RITCHI after the collision.  β€‹ 

**** Original Update****

On September 2nd 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit took carriage of the investigation into a motor vehicle collision in the City of Burlington which occurred shortly before 6:22pm at the intersection of Plains Road East and Cedarwood Place.

The collision between a motorcycle and an SUV resulted in the 60 year old motorcycle rider being transported to Hamilton General Hospital in critical condition. On the evening of September 3rd he was pronounced dead in hospital as a result of the head injuries he sustained. The investigation is on-going, any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken with police are asked to call 905-825-4747 ext: 5065.

***Original Release****

At 6:22pm on September 2nd 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service was notified of a motor vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Plains Road East and Cedarwood Place in the City of Burlington. Initial investigation indicated that a Honda Pilot SUV driven by a 46 year old female of Burlington attempted to turn left from eastbound Plains Road East onto Cedarwood Place in the path of a westbound Yamaha cruiser type motorcycle. The two vehicles collided resulting in life threatening injuries to the rider of the motorcycle a 60 year old Burlington man. He was transported to Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Due to the severity of the injuries the Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken carriage of the investigation. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call 905-825-4747 ext: 5065.​​