Police investigate motorcycle collision in the northwest
We continue to investigate a collision that occurred yesterday leaving one man in life-threatening condition.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at approximately 5:10 p.m., we were called to the area of 14 Street and North Haven Drive N.W., for reports of a collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle.
At the time, it is believed a Kia Soul, operated by a woman in her late 20s, was travelling north on 14 Street N.W., approaching North Haven Drive N.W.
At the same time, it is believed a man in his 40s operating a Yamaha motorcycle, was also travelling north in a separate lane beside the Kia on 14 Street N.W., approaching North Haven Drive N.W., at a high rate of speed.
The Kia changed lanes and struck the Yamaha. The impact caused the motorcycle to hit the curb and the rider became unseated from the motorcycle, collided with the cable barrier and tumbled along the grassy meridian for approximately 50 metres before coming to a rest.
The motorcycle continued to travel separately from the rider on the grassy meridian for nearly 50 metres before it also came to a rest.
The motorcyclist suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital.
The driver of the Kia was not injured and remained on scene.
Excessive speed by the Yamaha and an unsafe lane change by the Kia appear to be factors in this collision.
The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section continues to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information or dashcam footage is asked to contact police at the non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Case # CA22410684/5201