Be careful out there

The season is only just starting in Canada, but stuff like this is already happening:

March 18, 2009 05:43 PM - A man and woman have been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle they were riding collided this afternoon with an SUV at a busy Mississauga intersection.
The female passenger on the motorcycle was rushed to Credit Valley Hospital with critical injuries and has since been transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she continues to fight for her life tonight.
The male motorcyclist was airlifted to Sunnybrook in Toronto with critical injuries. Emergency crews say he may need to amputate both legs as a result of the crash.
Peel Regional Police responded to the Hurontario St./Eglinton Ave. scene just before 5 p.m. after numerous 9-1-1 calls from drivers reporting the crash between the Suzuki motorcycle and Honda CRV.
The driver of the Honda was uninjured.
The crash brought traffic to a halt, as police closed a large area surrounding the intersection. Lane closures are expected to last well into the evening.
The Major Collision Bureau is investigating.
An officer on the scene said the traffic light change likely factored into the collision.

March 19, 2009 12:20 PM - Police are looking into the possibility that a driver of an SUV may have illegally entered a busy Mississauga intersection late yesterday afternoon before crashing into a motorcycle, sending the driver and his passenger to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Peel Regional Police said today that the motorcyclist, 30, and his female passenger, 22, are expected to live following the rush-hour collision at Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave.
Motorcyclists from across the GTA are outraged. Several will be at a rally tonight at the intersection because they believe there needs to be increased awareness among drivers of larger vehicles to be cautious sharing the road with
motorcyclists. Police will also be at the rally.

"The weather is warming and more and more riders are on the roads. This tragic incident should be a reminder to all that cars share the roads with bikes and that we must all be aware of each other," said Shaun de Jager, an avid motorcyclist who organized the rally. "There is no excuse for paying anything less than 100 per cent attention to the road and our

The motorcyclist was airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after his Suzuki collided with a Honda CRV at about 5 p.m.
Peel Cst. J.P. Valade said the man's condition has improved.
He has serious leg and arm injuries, but is expected to survive.
The passenger, who suffered internal injuries, was initially taken to Credit Valley Hospital. She was also transferred to Sunnybrook. She, too, is expected to live.
The 62-year-old female driver of the SUV was not injured.
Officers with the Major Collision Bureau are investigating whether the woman entered the intersection improperly, believing she had an advanced green light to make a left turn.
They say "no witnesses to the collision remained at the scene, despite the dense traffic conditions at the time". Investigators are appealing for witnesses to the come forward.
The accident brought traffic to a halt, as police closed off a large area surrounding the intersection. Lane closures lasted well into the night.

That's two reports on the same accident.

It's early in the season and we all need to be careful out there.  As usual, no one is watching out for us.

GTA (Toronto and Area Motorcycle Enthusiasts Online) organized a rally for that evening to bring awareness to the fact that we as motorcycle riders are out there and that there is no excuse for nothing less then 100% attention when driving.  Peoples lives are at stake here.  The following videos show the rally that was held.  Be careful out there.

(Look For Bikes pt.1)

(Look For Bikes pt.2)

(Look For Bikes pt.3)