Passenger ejected in traffic circle motorcycle collision

Cornwall firefighters and Cornwall-SDG paramedics tend to a woman ejected from a motorcycle after a collision with a car (not shown) in the Rotary Traffic Circle on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The car in the picture is a witness to the crash. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A woman riding on a trike-style motorcycle is expected to be okay after being ejected following a two-vehicle collision at the Rotary Traffic Circle Thursday night.

Cornwall firefighters, Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services and Cornwall police arrived on the scene just after 8 p.m. in the east end of the circle at the Seventh Street West extension near Ramada Cornwall.

Cornwall Fire Department Platoon Chief Pierre Baril told Cornwall Newswatch the woman – believed to be in her 60s – was a passenger on the bike. She was thrown after impact and landed on the road.

The man driving the bike was able to swerve into the ditch and managed to keep the bike upright as it went into the deep ditch in the middle of the circle.

Cornwall Fire Department Platoon Chief Pierre Baril takes some notes on the back of a trike-style motorcycle involved in a two vehicle crash in the Rotary Traffic Circle on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital but is expected to be okay. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

The car driver appeared to be unhurt.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Traffic on the northbound side of the traffic circle was briefly detoured for about an hour and has since reopened.

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