Motorcyclist and curler skater collide in Montreal, each taken to hospital


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A collision between a motorbike and an individual on curler skates occurred round 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, within the borough of Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in Montreal.

In accordance with preliminary data obtained from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), the collision occurred very near the intersection of Notre-Dame and Dickson streets. Extra particularly, it was on the intersection west of Dickson, a highway resulting in the Port-de-Montreal, the place the accident occurred.

In accordance with the small print reported by agent Caroline Chèvrefils, spokesperson for the SPVM, witnesses noticed the motorcyclist travelling at excessive speeds on Notre-Dame Avenue and operating a pink gentle earlier than hitting the person on curler skates, who had began to cross rue Notre-Dame.

The skater, a 45-year-old man, was taken to hospital in essential however secure situation. He’s mentioned to have suffered accidents to his head and decrease physique. The motive force of the motorbike, a 49-year-old man, was additionally taken to hospital. He was acutely aware on the time of transport and reportedly suffered minor accidents.

Among the many causes that will have led to the accident, investigators talked about velocity and attainable driving whereas impaired.

The scene has been protected to permit investigators to investigate it and higher perceive the circumstances of the accident. Notre-Dame Avenue was closed to visitors between Dickson and Ste-Catherine Avenue.