Fatal motorcycle accident in Fort Erie claims the life of 54-year-old man


At approximately 7:40 PM on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 the Niagara Emergency Medical Services, Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Parks Police Service and Fort Erie Fire Services were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on the Niagara Parkway at Schweigler Road in the Town of Fort Erie, within the Region of Niagara, Ontario.

Initial investigation revealed that a 54-year-old male resident of Fort Erie was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on the Niagara Parkway with two other motorcycles following in his group. This rider lost control of his motorcycle and crossed into the northbound lane. At the same time, a 33-year-old Fort Erie male was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and towing a boat northbound on the Niagara Parkway. The Harley Davidson rider collided with the front of the Chevrolet and he suffered life-threatening injuries. This male rider was transported to an out of the country hospital where he succumbs to his injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered minor injuries but did not require any medical treatment. The two other motorcyclists were not involved in this collision.

This collision remains under investigation by the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office, Niagara Parks Police and Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police Service’s Collision Reconstruction Unit.