Motorcycle accident victim seeks changes to intersection

Journal Staff

Sarnia is looking into possible changes for traffic turns at a Modeland Road intersection.

Local resident Raymundo Mendez has asked council to install a protected left-turn at Berger and Modeland roads after he suffered a serious motorcycle accident there in 2019.

Mendez suffered 29 fractures after being struck making a left-turn from Modeland onto Berger, he told councillors.

ā€œIā€™m still in disability, a year and a half later,ā€ he said.

He provided data showing 12 accidents have occurred involving vehicle making the same left-turn since 2011.

Any modifications would need Transportation Ministry approval and possible infrastructure upgrades, said city engineer David Jackson.

A fully protected left-turn lane would include a separate traffic light designated for motorists turning left.