Photo Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service

Fatal collision avoided due to protective gear

Police would like to remind drivers to be especially careful in regards to motorcycles

On June 08, 2018, Lacombe Police, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Highway 12 east of 34 Street.

The collision occurred as a result of the driver of the eastbound pickup truck turning across the path of the westbound motorcycle. Both vehicles were written off in the collision.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. The driver of the motorcycle was transported by EMS to Edmonton via Red Deer, with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The survival of the motorcycle rider in this collision can be partly attributed to the rider wearing high quality protective gear including full face helmet and armoured jacket.

Police would like to remind drivers to be especially careful in regards to motorcycles. With the early warm weather this year, motorcyclists have been on the roads for two months now. It only takes a moments inattention to cause a life changing tragedy.

-Submitted by the Lacombe Police Service

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