News Charge laid after motorcyclist falls taking evasive action on Highway 17 SHARE ON: Stu Campaigne, staff Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 2019 (Stu Campaigne, MyWestNipissingNow.com) The driver of a motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious injuries after an incident at the intersection of Highway 17 and Couchie Industrial Road, west of North Bay. Monday, just before 6:00pm, the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a motorcycle collision on Highway 17 in Nipissing First Nation. Police say the investigation revealed the eastbound motorcycle was cut off by a westbound passenger car. The car made a left turn in front of the motorcycle causing the driver to take evasive action and fall. The driver of the car, a 36-year-old person from North Bay, was charged with careless driving. The highway was closed for a short period of time while officers conducted the investigation.