Red Deer RCMP are investigating after a motorcyclist accelerated and then crashed when a Community Peace Officer tried to wave him down for allegedly speeding.
RCMP said in a release that shortly before 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Peace Officer was conducting traffic enforcement on 40th Avenue, north of 55A Street when he clocked a motorcycle driving southbound on 40th Avenue at just over 90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
The peace officer, who was on foot and in uniform, stepped forward and indicated that the motorcycle should pull over. At that point, the motorcycle accelerated away from the peace officer and collided with the rear end of a mini-van that was travelling southbound on 40th Avenue. The motorcycle continued to slide and subsequently struck a truck that was also travelling southbound.
The driver of the motorcycle was taken to hospital to be treated for numerous injuries that are not life-threatening. The drivers of the mini-van and truck were not injured in the collisions.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision and will issue an update as more information becomes available.