This collision remains under investigation by Detectives of the Niagara Regional Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Detectives at (905) 688-4111, extension 5500.
On Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Niagara Regional Police Service, the Pelham Fire Service and the Niagara Emergency Medical Service (EMS), responded to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and truck on Effingham St., south of Pelham Rd. in Pelham.Investigators have determined that a Yamaha R6 motorcycle driven by a 25 year-old female from St.Catharines, was travelling in a northbound direction down Effingham St. towards Pelham Rd. The rider entered a moderate right corner and subsequently lost control, crossing into the southbound lane.
At the same time, a Ford F-550 pick-up truck pulling a flat-bed trailer was travelling in a southerly direction up Effingham St. The 29-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger, both from Dunnville, Ontario, were occupying the Ford.
The motorcyclist subsequently struck the front of the Ford causing her to be ejected from the Yamaha. The 25-year-old rider suffered a fatal injury in the collision. The occupants in the Ford were not injured.The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.