July 15th, 2024

Motorcyclist killed in Canada Day collision

By Justin Sibbet - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 3, 2024.

Herald photo by Justin Sibbet Traffic moves through an intersection between Mayor Magrath Drive South and 9 Avenue on Tuesday afternoon after a fatal collision involving a motorcycle took place the night before.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com

A Lethbridge man has died in a motorcycle collision on Canada Day, shortly after 10 p.m.

The fatal collision happened on Mayor Magrath Drive at the entrance to the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens parking lot on Monday night.

According to a news release from the Lethbridge Police Service, the 28-year-old motorcycle rider was travelling northbound when he collided with a vehicle.

“The motorcycle, travelling northbound on Mayor Magrath Drive South, collided with a white Honda Civic making a left turn into the parking lot.”

LPS indicates the speed limit was not properly followed in this instance.

“Investigation determined that speed was a factor in the collision.”

A passenger in the Honda Civic, a 39-year-old Lethbridge woman, was transported to the Chinook Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, police say the rider “suffered severe injuries and died on scene.”

LPS says the investigation is ongoing and the body of the motorcycle rider has been transported to the Calgary medical examiner’s office.

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[…] In the wake of this heartbreaking incident, the community of Lethbridge is left to mourn the loss of a vibrant young man. As we reflect on this tragedy, it is crucial to consider the impact of our choices on the safety of ourselves and others on the road. Let us use this moment to advocate for road safety and ensure that such heartbreaking losses are not in vain.” Reference […]

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