Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision in Scugog

A 55-year-old driver of a motorcycle sustained life-threatening injuries after a collision in Scugog on Monday (Aug. 2).

According to Durham Regional Police, shortly before 6 p.m., officers were called to a collision involving a van and a motorcycle.

Police say the 48-year-old driver of the Dodge Caravan, a resident of Clarington, was driving westbound on Regional Road 19 when their vehicle struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Old Scugog Road.

The motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Toronto-area trauma centre where he remains in serious but stable condition, according to police. The driver of the van was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

In a release, DRPS notes the roadway was closed for several hours to collect evidence and the investigation is ongoing. Police would like to hear from any witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident or who witnessed this collision is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5216.

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.