Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating the circumstances of a collision the afternoon of March 6 after a motorcycle refused to stop for a peace officer and collided with a mini-van.
Shortly before 6 pm on April 6, a Community Peace Officer was conducting traffic enforcement on 40 Avenue, north of 55A Street when he clocked a motorcycle driving southbound on 40 Avenue at just over 90 km/ hour in a 60 zone. The peace officer, who was on foot and in uniform, stepped forward and indicated that the motorcycle should pull over; at that point, the motorcycle accelerated away from the peace officer and collided with the rear end of a mini-van that was travelling southbound on 40 Avenue. The motorcycle continued to slide and subsequently struck a truck that was also travelling southbound.
The driver of the motorcycle was taken to hospital to be treated for numerous injuries that are not life-threatening. The drivers of the mini-van and truck were not injured in the collisions.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident and will issue an update as more information becomes available.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP