Dirt bike driver sustains serious injuries

The incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 on the Trans-Canada Highway at Bolton Road.

  • Nov. 23, 2015 5:00 p.m.

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A man in his 20s is in serious condition in hospital following a collision between the dirt bike he was riding and a vehicle traveling on the Trans-Canada Highway Saturday night.

The collision took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 on the Trans-Canada Highway at Bolton Road.

Both the Salmon Arm RCMP Detachment and Trans Canada East Traffic Services attended.

RCMP report preliminary investigation and witness information have lead the police to believe that an off road motorcycle (dirt bike) attempted to cross the highway after failing to stop at the intersection with The Trans Canada and collided with a vehicle traveling on the Trans Canada.

After the injured man was transported to hospital in Salmon Arm, he was transferred to another hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

The investigation into the incident continues. Police report alcohol involvement has not been ruled out.

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