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Man critically injured in northwest Calgary motorcycle crash: police

Calgary police told Global News that officers were called to a motorcycle crash in the area of 14th Street Northwest and 64th Avenue Northwest just before 7:30 a.m. on July 8, 2024. Devon Simmons/Global News

A collision involving a motorcycle and another vehicle on Monday morning sent the man on the bike to hospital with critical injuries, according to the Calgary Police Service.

Police told Global News that officers were called to a crash in the area of 14th Street Northwest and 64th Avenue Northwest just before 7:30 a.m.

In a statement, police said the motorcycle, driven by a 24-year-old man, was travelling south on 14th Street and approached the intersection.

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At the same time, an 84-year-old woman driving a Toyota Corolla north on the street turned left into a parking lot of Nose Hill Park.

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“The motorcyclist attempted to brake, causing the motorcycle to slide on its side and become separated from the rider. The motorcycle and the rider collided with the car,” police said.

The man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. The driver of the Corolla was uninjured.

“At this time, excessive speed, drugs or alcohol are not considered to be factors in this collision,” police said.

The intersection was closed for several hours before reopening Monday afternoon.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage is asked to contact Calgary police or Crime Stoppers.

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