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Posted: July 25, 2016

Motorcyclist airlifted to Calgary

An Alberta woman was airlifted to hospital in Calgary July 20 after crashing her motorcycle on the Dutch Creek Bridge.

On July 20, at 2:05 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on Highway 93/95 at the Dutch Creek Bridge, in Fairmont Hot Springs.

When on scene, police learned through statements from witnesses that the 63-year-old Alberta driver of the 2008 Suzuki motorcycle was driving southbound when she appeared to lose control, started to wobble and had a collision near the entrance of the bridge, reported Cpl. Grant Simpson.

The rider then rolled with the motorcycle against the west side of the bridge fencing until she and the motorcycle came to a stop. The rider’s husband was also on scene but was riding his own bike ahead of his wife so didn’t see anything. He returned to the scene of the accident when he quickly noticed that his wife was not following behind him.

She was transported to the Invermere & District Hospital by BC Ambulance with severe injuries to both arms and her left leg. She was then transported by STARS to Calgary.

Road conditions were good, dry and sunny. No road hazard in the highway that would explain the loss of control. Photos and statements were obtained. The investigation is ongoing, Cpl. Simpson said.

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