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  Two Motorcyclists Thrown from Bikes After Collision

Sep 14, 2018 15:41 ET

Two motorcyclists, thrown from their bikes after colliding with a vehicle near Bowmanville, walked away relatively unscathed.

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at approximately 5:47 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of Highway 2 and Regional Road 57 just west of Bowmanville. Two injured motorcyclists, both 23 years of age, were laying on the ground in the intersection after colliding with a vehicle.

Investigation revealed the two motorcycles were eastbound on Highway 2 when the light at RR 57 turned red. Both motorcycles picked up speed and collided with a blue Toyota, which had been westbound on Highway 2 but was turning south onto RR 57.

Both motorcycles collided into the passenger side of the blue Toyota and were thrown off their bikes. Region of Durham Paramedic Services attended and both were sent to a nearby hospital with minor scrapes and bruises. One male had a broken collarbone but both were treated and released. Both were wearing helmets and both were given tickets for failing to stop at a red light.

The 59-year-old driver of the Toyota and a 58-year-old male passenger were not injured. All three vehicles received substantial damage.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact PC Raposo of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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