RCMP Canmore Investigates Motorcycle Collision; Driver Seriously injured
On Monday, September 7, 2015 at 4:20 p.m., Canmore RCMP with assistance from Exshaw Fire Department, Canmore EMS and Alberta Parks responded to a Motor Vehicle collision involving a Yamaha Motorcycle and Pontiac Vibe Car on Highway 1A just East of Grotto Pond between Canmore and Exshaw. An eastbound car had been struck from the rear by an Eastbound traveling motorcycle. As a result, the motorcyclist lost control and was ejected from his bike. The motorcycle continued to skid a distance past the initial collision.
The 59 year old male driver from Edmonton suffered severe injuries and was transported from the scene by STARS Air Ambulance to a Calgary Hospital. The driver was wearing a helmet at the time of collision.
The three occupants of the car were uninjured.
Highway 1A was closed in both directions for several hours while STARS attended the scene and the investigation was conducted.
Canmore RCMP have yet to determine the cause of the initial collision, leading to the loss of control by the Motorcyclist.
Road and Weather conditions have been ruled out as factors in this collision. Alcohol and speed are also not believed to be factors related to this collision.
Canmore RCMP continue to investigate.