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RCMP investigate collision after motorcycle attempts to avoid peace officer

April 7, 2017 10:39 AM

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.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

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