Motorcyclist dead after being struck by vehicle on Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail – Calgary | Globalnews.ca πŸ’₯😭😭πŸ’₯

A motorcyclist in his 50s is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while stopped along Deerfoot Trail overnight.

The two-vehicle collision happened just after midnight Friday in the northbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail at 212 Avenue, according to Sgt. Colin Foster with the Calgary Police Service.


A motorcyclist was killed after he was struck by a van in the northbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail Friday, July 16, 2021.


Global News

Foster said the man, who was on a motorcycle, was stopped in the traffic gore between the main roadway and the exit ramp.

Story continues below advertisement

While stopped, the motorcyclist was struck by a northbound Toyota Sienna, Foster said.

The motorcyclist was killed in the collision, Foster said.

Read more:
2 teens killed, 2 others injured in crash west of Calgary

The man who was driving the Sienna was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. Foster said the man’s wife and three young children, who were also in the van, were taken to the children’s hospital for precautionary reasons.

β€œIt’s a highway speed-type collision so we want to make sure that the kids are OK and the driver is OK,” Foster said.


A motorcyclist was killed after he was struck by a van in the northbound lanes of Deerfoot Trail Friday, July 16, 2021.


Global News

The sergeant said it’s too early to say whether speed or alcohol were factors in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

Story continues below advertisement

β€œWhat we are looking at is why the motorcycle was stationary within the traffic gore and also why the Sienna ended up being within the middle of the gore, striking the actual motorcyclist,” Foster said.

The area was closed to traffic for some time early Friday, but had reopened by 6 a.m.




Β© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Motorcyclist dead after being struck by vehicle on Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Get link

xoonews.com

websitetrafficnews.com