Speed a factor in serious-injury collision that sent motorcyclist to hospital: Calgary police

Police in Calgary said speed was a factor in a crash involving a motorcycle on Tuesday night. Calgary Police Service

Calgary police said speed was a factor in a crash that sent a motorcyclist to hospital in life-threatening condition on Tuesday night.

According to the Calgary Police Service, the collision happened just before 9 p.m. on 32nd Avenue Northeast near 6th Street Northeast.

Officers noticed a man in his 40s operating a motorcycle without a licence plate. The CPS said the motorcyclist approached 6th Street at a high rate of speed after noticing police.

Police said at the same time, a car being operated by a man in his 30s was travelling south on 6th Street, and turned east onto 32nd Avenue Northeast.

Police believe the motorcycle failed to stop at a red light and struck the car.

The motorcyclist was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition, where he remains. The driver of the car was transported to hospital with minor injuries.


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