A motorcyclist in his 50s has died after being hit by a vehicle while stopping along the Deerfoot Trail overnight.
The two-vehicle collision happened just after midnight Friday in the northbound lanes of the Deerfoot Trail at 212 Avenue, according to Sgt. Colin Foster at the Calgary Police Service.
Foster said the man, who was on a motorcycle, was stopped in the traffic hole between the main road and the exit ramp.
While stopping, the motorcyclist was hit by a northbound Toyota Sienna, Foster said.
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The motorcyclist was killed during the collision, Foster said.
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The man driving Sienna was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. Foster said the man’s wife and three young children, who were also in the van, were taken to the children’s hospital for precautionary reasons.
“It’s a highway speed collision, so we want to make sure the kids are well and the driver is well,” Foster said.
The sergeant said it was too early to say whether speed or alcohol were factors in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.
“What we’re looking at is why the motorcycle was standing still inside the traffic hole, and also why Sienna ended up being in the middle of the goren and hitting the current motorcyclist,” Foster said.
The area was closed to traffic for some time early Friday, but was reopened at 6 p.m. 6 in the morning
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