News Motorcycle crash near Bala leaves man clinging to life SHARE ON: Doug Crosse, staff Sunday Aug. 4th, 2019 File image of an OPP cruiser. Image by Doug Crosse, MyMuskokaNow.com staff. BALA, ON – A crash in Muskoka Lakes has left a man in critical condition. The 46-year-old Tay Township man was riding a motorcycle with a woman from Barrie, who is also 46 when the crash occurred yesterday morning. It happened on Highway 169 near Bala. The woman received minor injuries and was treated at hospital.