Speeding motorcyclists of concern to police in Alberta’s two biggest cities
A man is facing a charge of dangerous driving after he allegedly hurtled down Calgary’s busy Deerfoot Trail on his motorcycle at nearly 200 kilometres an hour.
Police say officers saw the biker enter the freeway Wednesday night and pick up speed to the point where he was clocked at 191 kilometres an hour as he weaved through traffic.
Police duty Inspector Paul Stacey says he was going so fast that motorists wouldn’t have had a chance to avoid a collision if they were changing lanes and didn’t see him coming from behind.
In Edmonton, a young man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle Wednesday night while reportedly racing in a west-end neighbourhood.
Police say the man was killed when his body hit a road sign.
There have been 26 traffic deaths in Edmonton so far this year, including four involving motorcycles.