One person dead, one critically injured after two motorcycles collide near Colborne

One rider died in hospital, a passenger on one of the bikes was airlifted to Toronto

Wreckage on County Road 2 west of Colborne after two motorcycles collided on October 23, 2020. One person died and another one was critically injured as a result of the collision. (Photo: OPP)
Wreckage on County Road 2 west of Colborne after two motorcycles collided on October 23, 2020. One person died and another one was critically injured as a result of the collision. (Photo: OPP)

One person is dead and another critically injured after a serious collision on Friday afternoon (October 23) west of the town of Colborne in Northumberland County.

At around 2:45 pm on Friday, emergency services responded to a collision involving two motorcycles on County Road 2 between Ontario Street and Townline Road.

Three riders were taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital.

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One of the riders later succumbed to their injuries. On Monday (October 26), police identified the person who died as 67-year-old John Rintoul of Cobourg.

The passenger on one of bikes, a 59-year-old woman from Cobourg, was transported by Ornge air ambulance to a trauma centre in Toronto with critical injuries.

The third rider continues to be treated in hospital for what are described as serious injuries.

County Road 2 was closed for several hours between Ontario Street and Townline Road while police measure and document the scene.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this collision.

Wreckage on County Road 2 west of Colborne after two motorcycles collided on October 23, 2020. One person died and another one was critically injured as a result of the collision. (Photo: OPP)
Wreckage on County Road 2 west of Colborne after two motorcycles collided on October 23, 2020. One person died and another one was critically injured as a result of the collision. (Photo: OPP)

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