Monday, August 1, 2016

Motorcyclist dies in Longview area collision, 5 others injured

RCMP Alberta - RCMP in Turner Valley assisted by the RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate a two vehicle collision on Highway 22 near the intersection of Highway 540 near Longview, Alberta which occurred on July 31, 2016 at approximately 5:00 pm. Initial investigation shows a northbound motorcycle with two riders struck the side of an SUV that was performing a U-turn across the Highway. The 45 year old male operator of the motorcycle died at Oilfields Hospital (in Black Diamond) while the 12 year old passenger was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Children's Hospital in Calgary, where he is in stable condition. The four occupants of the SUV were transported to local hospital with minor injuries.

Although the investigation is ongoing, speed and driver error are believed to be factors. A 39 year old male from Washington State has been charged with an Unsafe U-Turn under Section 29(1) Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulations.

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