May 24, 2019 8:21 am
Updated: May 24, 2019 4:20 pm

Winnipeg man in critical condition after motorcycle collides with vehicle

WATCH: After a motorcyclist was taken to hospital following a crash with another vehicle in Sage Creek Thursday, WPS Cst. Jay Murray pleaded with motorists to be more aware of their surroundings.

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One person was rushed to hospital after a serious collision on Thursday afternoon.

Winnipeg police were called to the Sage Creek neighbourhood where a vehicle and motorcycle collided just after 3 p.m.

The driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 20’s, was taken to hospital in critical condition. No injuries were reported by the driver of the other vehicle involved.

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Streets in the area were closed for hours, including parts of Bishop Grandin Boulevard, but reopened late Thursday night.

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Winnipeg police said Friday it appeared that both vehicles were travelling southbound on Lagimodiere Boulevard when the crash happened.

Cst. Jay Murray urged all motorists to be mindful of their surroundings now that motorcycle season has arrived.

“Motorists need to recognize that there is going to be an increasing amount of motorcyclists this summer.

“We all share the road, whether it’s pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or motorists, and I think we all have to be mindful that we share those roadways.”

Murray said it is important to pay extra attention and “be aware of your surroundings” at this time of year, adding that in a vehicle versus motorcycle crash, it is almost always the rider of the motorcycle that suffers most.

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