In a devastating incident on Friday night, a 58-year-old E-bike rider lost their life after being struck by a pickup truck on a highway ramp in Markham, Ontario. The accident occurred on the southbound McCowan Road ramp to Highway 407 at approximately 7 p.m.
Authorities from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have confirmed the tragic incident and have urged any witnesses to come forward with information. They have launched an investigation into the collision and are requesting the public’s assistance in shedding light on the events leading up to the accident.
As a result of the collision, the on-ramp from McCowan Road southbound to Highway 407 westbound has been closed, with officers warning commuters about the expected lengthy closure. The closure is necessary to allow investigators to thoroughly examine the scene and gather evidence related to the accident.
The loss of life in this incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of road safety, particularly for vulnerable road users such as cyclists and E-bike riders. It is crucial for both motorists and cyclists to remain vigilant and practice caution while sharing the road.
Authorities are working diligently to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and to provide a comprehensive understanding of what transpired. They have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the OPP Highway Safety Division with any information they may have.
This tragic event serves as a poignant reminder of the need for ongoing efforts to enhance road safety and promote mutual respect among all road users. By working together, we can strive towards creating a safer and more inclusive transportation environment for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What happened in the accident?
A 58-year-old E-bike rider was fatally hit by a pickup truck on the southbound McCowan Road ramp to Highway 407 in Markham.
2. When did the accident occur?
The accident occurred on Friday night at around 7 p.m.
3. Is there a closure as a result of the accident?
Yes, the on-ramp from McCowan Road southbound to Highway 407 westbound is currently closed.
4. How can witnesses come forward?
Witnesses can contact the OPP Highway Safety Division at 905-858-8670 with any information regarding the collision.