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Edmonton police searching for SUV that fled after hitting motorcycle rider

Edmonton police investigating a collision on Yellowhead Trail, between Victoria Trail and 50 Street, where a SUV is believed to have sideswiped a motorcycle before leaving the scene. Monday, May 28, 2018.
Edmonton police investigating a collision on Yellowhead Trail, between Victoria Trail and 50 Street, where a SUV is believed to have sideswiped a motorcycle before leaving the scene. Monday, May 28, 2018. Global 1 news helicopter

Edmonton police are searching for an SUV involved in a hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle on Yellowhead Trail during the Monday morning rush hour.

Police said the crash happened at around 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Yellowhead Trail, just before the 50 Street exit.

Edmonton police investigating a collision on Yellowhead Trail, between Victoria Trail and 50 Street, where a SUV is believed to have sideswiped a motorcycle before leaving the scene. Monday, May 28, 2018.
Edmonton police investigating a collision on Yellowhead Trail, between Victoria Trail and 50 Street, where a SUV is believed to have sideswiped a motorcycle before leaving the scene. Monday, May 28, 2018. Global 1 news helicopter

Police believe the motorcycle merged from the southbound lanes of Victoria Trail onto the westbound lanes of Yellowhead Trail, where a black SUV is believed to have sideswiped the motorcycle and fled the scene.

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The 43-year-old driver of the motorcycle was thrown from his bike and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police said he was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics, where he remained as of 11:30 Monday.

The suspect vehicle is described as a smaller-sized black SUV, and police said it would have sustained damage to the right, rear side of the vehicle.

The driver of the SUV is believed to be a man who appeared to be in his 40s.

Anyone with information or video of the hit-and-run is asked to call Edmonton police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.