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On July, 25, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to a collision on William Hastings Line, near Road 116, in Wellesley Township.

A 57-year-old man from Waterloo was travelling northbound on William Hastings Line on a black motorcycle when he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with a pickup truck. The truck was being driven by a 73-year-old man from St. George. An Ornge air ambulance, with a doctor on board, happened to be in the area at the time and heard the call over the radio. The helicopter landed in a nearby field and the doctor on board began treating the rider of the motorcycle. The rider was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not injured.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision and do not believe that alcohol or drugs were involved. Inexperience may have been a contributing factor. Police encourage those who are new to riding a motorcycle or who have not been on one in awhile to take a refresher course before venturing out on the roads.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8793