2 motorcyclists seriously injured after allegedly racing in southeast Edmonton

Edmonton police badge. The Canadian Press File

EDMONTON – Road racing is suspected in a collision that sent two motorcyclists, aged 40 and 48, to hospital with serious injuries Saturday morning.

Police were called to the area of 50 Street and 103 Avenue at approximately 11:30 a.m. Officers found one of the motorcyclists lying on the road and the other on the sidewalk, suffering from multiple injuries. Both men were rushed to hospital.

Witnesses told police that it appeared the motorcyclists were racing northbound on 50 Street, weaving in and out of traffic, when they allegedly struck a pick-up truck that was turning east into a residential driveway.

“It’s alleged that they may have been driving twice the speed limit,” said police spokesperson Scott Pattison.

The speed limit in that part of the Capilano neighbourhood is 50 kilometres per hour.

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“There are lots of families and children and one lane northbound, one lane southound. It appears to be quite an irresponsible act,” Pattison added.

He says that the 48-year-old motorcyclist suffered head injuries, while the 40-year-old had multiple injuries including broken bones.

The crash is still under investigation.

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