August 18, 2014 8:49 am

Motorcycle crashes moments after being clocked at 180 km/h

Motorcycle driver clocked doing almost double the speed limit in Saskatoon crashes moments later.

Luke Banville / Global News

SASKATOON – A motorcycle rider who crashed on Saturday in Saskatoon was clocked doing almost double the speed limit moments before the crash.

The motorcyclist was spotted by police just after 5 p.m. eastbound on Circle Drive travelling around 180 kilometres per hour.

Police did not give chase due to safety concerns but watched the motorcycle slow down in traffic and then accelerate before exiting Circle Drive to head south on Clarence Avenue.

At that point the driver lost control of the bike and crashed into a light standard, starting a fire.

The 21-year-old driver was rushed to Royal University Hospital with unknown injuries.

There is no word on his current condition.

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