Motorcyclists say, Look twice! Save a life!
March 19, 2009 10:42 PM – About 50 motorcyclists from across the Greater Toronto Area gathered for a rally tonight near the intersection of Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave. – the scene of an horrific crash – to remind drivers to be cautious when sharing the road with motorcycles.
With their bikes lined between the road and the sidewalk, the bikers waved signs that read: “Look twice! Save a life!” The rally ran from 7:30-9 p.m.
Shaun de Jager, a Toronto motorcyclist who heard about the accident on an online social forum, said many members of the group are outraged by the accident and sorry for the motorcyclist and his passenger, who suffered serious injuries but are expected to live.
“Unfortunately we’ve all had close calls,” said de Jager, who organized the rally. “Riding a motorcycle does have its inherent dangers, but so does everything in life and these are risks that we take as cautiously as we can.”
Mississauga resident Majid Hashemi was at the nearby Second Cup when the crash occurred yesterday. He had just ben out on his motorcycle and the incident really hit home.
“It’s right by my house and this patch of pavement, I ride on it everyday.” said the 27-year-old, pointing to the spot where the crash happened.
Police are looking into the possibility that the driver of the SUV may have illegally entered the busy Mississauga intersection during rush-hour yesterday.