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Serious crash involving motorcycle on Yellowhead Trail

Eastbound lanes of the Yellowhead in west Edmonton were shut down Saturday, May 12, 2018, due to a motorcycle crash.
Eastbound lanes of the Yellowhead in west Edmonton were shut down Saturday, May 12, 2018, due to a motorcycle crash. Wes Rosa, Global News

Police responded to a serious motorcycle crash in west Edmonton on Saturday afternoon. A police spokesperson said it was a single-vehicle crash.

Police were called to the scene at Yellowhead Trail and Anthony Henday Drive at approximately 3:15 p.m. When they got there, officers found a 25-year-old man suffering “significant injuries.”

Police believe the driver was travelling north on 184 Street, trying to get on the eastbound Yellowhead on-ramp when he lost control of his motorcycle. The driver was then allegedly thrown from the motorcycle, landing on the eastbound lanes of Yellowhead Trail.

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The driver was treated on scene and taken to hospital with “serious, although non-life-threatening injuries.” He remains in hospital.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. They said impairment was not a factor. The investigation continues.

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