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Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after colliding with a taxi van in Moncton

Moncon Taxi Van collision
At 9:13 p.m. on July 13, Codiac RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision in Moncton involving a taxi van and a motorcycle. Photo by Wade Perry

Codiac RCMP responded Monday to a report of a taxi van and motorcycle collision in Moncton.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at the Main Street and Vaughn Harvey Boulevard intersection at 9:13 p.m.

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A spokesperson for the RCMP, Sgt. Patricia Levesque, said the motorcycle rider was found on the ground and was assessed for serious injuries.

The 48-year old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was still in care Tuesday morning.

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The taxi driver, a man in his 40s, sustained no injuries. He was also given a ticket for failing to yield right of way, according to Levesque.

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Both vehicles were towed and the intersection was reopened less than an hour later.