September 29, 2023

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Fatal motorcycle crash closes Macleod Trail in Calgary – Calgary

A well-known Calgary thoroughfare was shut down after a motorcycle collision.

Alberta Overall health Services EMS reported at close to 3:20 p.m., it obtained a contact about a crash on Macleod Trail at 31 Avenue in the northbound lanes.

EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux mentioned a nearby ambulance was ready to promptly answer to the accident.

He reported nearby motorists tried to deliver first assist till paramedics arrived.

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“Several witnesses ended up ready to explain some information to EMS and other to start with responders of what happened. However, in the conclusion, regretably, this gentleman was declared deceased here at the scene,” Brideaux explained.

“The motorbike was noticed to drop command resulting in the collision. Having said that, the factors major to it are still below investigation.”

Police explained a 34-calendar year-aged guy was using a 2008 Yamaha Activity motorbike northbound on Macleod Trail when he strike a barrier trying to go all over a curve.

Early indications confirmed pace was a variable.

“The driver of the bike was heading as well quickly for the conditions,” Sgt. Darrel Schmidt claimed.

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“I’m not a reconstructionist, but the recon officer informed me just by wanting at issue of influence in which he discovered it to where the motorcycle came to relaxation: pace is a variable. I really don’t have the actual speed, but it was a issue.

“There have been no other motor vehicles concerned. This car or truck was ahead of website traffic at the time of the collision.”

EMS stated no other men and women were wounded.

Northbound and southbound lanes of Macleod Path had been shut for the police investigation. The southbound lanes opened just before 6 p.m.


A bike lies on its side on Macleod Path with law enforcement nearby adhering to a fatal collision on March 31, 2023.

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A motorcycle lies on its aspect on Macleod Trail subsequent a fatal collision on March 31, 2023.

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Calgary police mentioned they expected the road to be closed for “several hours” and suggested motorists to come across alternate routes.

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With motorcycling period has nevertheless to officially start, Schmidt warned riders to be mindful of black ice and gravel as temperatures heat up.

“Gravel is just as slippery and there is more gravel than black ice at this time of the calendar year,” Schmidt stated. “Furthermore, drivers are not looking for motorcycles but on the highway, so a driver of a bike at this time of calendar year should really have his eyes peeled.”

On Saturday, police asked for anyone with any dashcam footage of the collision or who ended up witness to it to contact police.

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