OPP Report Cyclist ‘Lost Control’
THUNDER BAY – The OPP are reporting on a motorcyclist who reportedly lost control of his bike.
The OPP are investigating a Saturday night accident which killed a fifty year old Thunder Bay man. The OPP responded to the call on Highway 593 in Devon Township just south of Thunder Bay at about 22:30EDT. The call came after a passing motorist contacted police after discovering a male lying in a ditch beside a motorcycle.
OPP state that their initial investigation points to the man losing control of his 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle. It appears he skidded into the ditch while out for a ride during the afternoon. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene.
OPP have not released the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.
Thunder Bay Crime Report
Thunder Bay Police over the past twenty-four hours handled 212 calls for service. That works out to almost nine calls per hour.
Police were kept busy on Sunday with 4 domestic disputes, nine assaults, and 26 calls over ‘Quality of Life’ issues. The QOL calls included 10 disorders and 16 liquor related calls.
One of the keys, it appears to reduce crime are having more people in the areas. For example during the Thunder Bay Marathon, there were no incidents reported by Police. The same results were found during the Fort William Business District Street Fair. When there are lots of people around, the amount of crime is reduced.
Thunder Bay Crime Map