Police seek witnesses in serious motorcycle accident near Prangins

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GENEVA / LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – A 48-year-old motorcyclist from the Lake Geneva region is in critical condition following an accident on the lake road, near Prangins, late Thursday afternoon 4 April. Police are seeking witnesses; anyone who can supply information is asked to phone them at +41 21 644 4444.

The driver of a car was heading from Gland to Prangins on the Route de l’Etraz, driving 50 kph, when he came to the intersection with the N1 lake road. He pulled onto the highway, believing the road to be clear, not giving priority to a motorcyclist who was on the N1. The motorcycle was hit by the left front of the car and the rider was thrown from his bike onto the windshield of the car before he hit the road. He lost his helmet in the process, but police say the initial investigation shows that he apparently had not fastened the helmet. It is not clear at what speed the motorcyclist was traveling.