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Speed wobble led to head-on Highway 6 motorcycle crash in Coldstream – Vernon News

UPDATE: 11 a.m.

A male who was one of the 1st on scene at a head-on motorbike crash Sunday on Freeway 6 in Coldstream says the rider was thrown by way of the air and down an embankment in the collision.

The Great Samaritan, who questioned not to be named, states he rushed over to assist and used a belt to apply a tourniquet to the man’s leg.

“He lost his leg on effects it was just hanging by the pores and skin,” says the helper.

“It was the nastiest point I have at any time viewed in my everyday living.”

He says the rider glanced off the front tire of 1 auto and struck the facet of a 2nd automobile, throwing him down the embankment at a sharp corner by Coldstream Ranch.

The motorcycle went off the highway and via a fence.

Nonetheless, the rider remained acutely aware and was speaking, says the Excellent Samaritan.

The target was driving with a next rider, who was not struck.

Both equally had been just in shorts and T-shirts, suggests the witness.

Law enforcement say the wounded rider went into a speed wobble just before the collision.

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m.

RCMP say a motorcyclist was significantly hurt in a head-on collision on Highway 6 in Coldstream Sunday evening.

Law enforcement and paramedics responded to the scene between Aberdeen and Grey roads about 5:40 p.m

Investigation decided the eastbound motorbike went into a pace wobble and crossed the centre line, colliding head on with a westbound automobile, states North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Chris Terleski.

“The bike operator was transported from the scene for therapy of major accidents. The driver of the passenger car was not physically hurt,” states Terleski.

The freeway was shut till about 3 a.m. “to let crisis personnel to properly entire their do the job and for law enforcement to perform their investigation.”

DriveBC experienced previously reported the incident as involving a vehicle fireplace.

Authentic: 6:24 a.m.

The scene of a crash that associated a motor vehicle fire and closed Highway 6 overnight in Coldstream was cleared early this early morning.

DriveBC reviews the incident among Aberdeen and Grey roadways was cleared as of just in advance of 3 a.m.

The freeway experienced been shut considering that early night.

Facts of the incident have not nevertheless been described, and it is really mysterious if everyone was injured in the collision.

Castanet has attained out to North Okanagan RCMP for extra info.

The freeway was shut in both equally directions and traffic detoured around the incident scene.