Deadly collision claims life of Oakville motorcycle rider, Burlington man charged

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Published June 8, 2023 at 9:47 am

Ontario, Oakville, cyclist, accident, police,

A Burlington man has been charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death following a collision in Bronte Wednesday afternoon (June 7) that claimed the life of an Oakville man.

The rider of a Vespa motorcycle involved in the crash, a 58-year-old resident of Oakville, was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Christian Cardinali, 25, of Burlington was arrested and charged in the crash involving a motorcycle and two passenger vehicles that happened around 1:40 p.m. in the area of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Windsor Gate.

“(A) preliminary investigation indicated that a head-on collision occurred between a westbound Vespa motorcycle and an eastbound Nissan Rogue SUV,” Halton Regional Police said in a media release.

“An additional vehicle was also damaged as a result of the initial collision.”

The Collision Reconstruction Unit has assumed carriage of the investigation.

Any witnesses to this collision who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747, ext. 506 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or their website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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