16-year-old seriously hurt in dirt bike crash

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The  York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses following a serious dirt bike collision in the City of Vaughan.

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 8 p.m., investigators with the Major Collision Investigation Unit were called to the Kortright Centre, located in the area of Pine Valley Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive West for a serious injury collision involving a dirt bike.

The rider, a 16-year-old boy from the City of Vaughan had been transported to hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries. The early stages of the investigation have revealed that the injured rider and a friend were both riding dirt bikes on the private driveway of the Kortright Centre.

For reasons still under investigation, the 16-year-old’s dirt bike left the roadway and ended up down a ravine. It is believed that the injured rider was wearing a helmet, but it came off at some point during the fall. The 16-year-old remains in hospital in life-threatening condition.

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The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are being asked to come forward.

York Regional Police is asking anyone with information to contact the Major Collision Investigation Unit by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS

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