Oakville Woman pleads Guilty in Death of Mississauga Motorcyclist

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Chantal Corner

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Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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A two vehicle collision between a motorcycle and an SUV that occurred in the Town of Oakville in September 2014 and that claimed the life of a Mississauga man has resulted in a conviction for the driver of the SUV.

On February 2, 2016, Kim THEOBALD, 50, of Oakville pled guilty to a single count of Turn Left – Fail to Afford Reasonable Opportunity to Avoid a Collision contrary to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

Halton Regional Police Service remind road users of the need to exercise care when turning left across opposing traffic lanes and to first ensure that any such turns can be made safely.

>>>>Original release – Sept 9th 2014<<<<

The Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) of the Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Mississauga man shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

At 6:10 p.m. emergency services were called to the intersection of Trafalgar Road and White Oaks Boulevard in response to a collision between an SUV and a motorcycle. Upon arrival paramedics found the unresponsive motorcycle rider on the roadway. He was rushed to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival. The female driver of the SUV and an 11 year old child passenger were shaken up but not injured. They were checked by paramedics at the scene as a precaution.

Preliminary indications are that the motorcycle, a 2009 Triumph, being operated by a 41 year old Mississauga man was northbound on Trafalgar Road when it collided with the SUV; a 2014 Honda CRV being operated by a 48 year old Oakville woman, which was turning left onto White Oaks from southbound Trafalgar.

Due to the fatality, the CRU was called to the scene and has taken carriage of the investigation. Traffic light timings, speed and visibility issues will be part of the reconstructive investigation. Alcohol is not being considered as a factor in this collision. The intersection has been closed in all directions to traffic since the time of the collision and police are aiming to have it re-opened by 11 p.m.

Several witnesses stepped forward and provided statements to police. Any other witnesses are asked to contact the CRU at 905.825.4747 ext.5065.

This is the 11th fatal collision on Halton Region roadways for 2014, and the 2nd to occur in the Town of Oakville.



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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Morar says:

    This accident might have been prevented had the timing of the lights not caused a huge build up of traffic during the rush-hour. It regularly took four to six lights to get through each intersection on Trafalgar during rush hour. I suspect that people were frustrated, and that frustration affected both drivers. I was in the cars about a quarter km behind the motorcyclist and as a result suggested that the timing be changed the day after this and it seems better to me since. Such a tragedy for everyone.


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