Edmonton collision claims life of female motorcycle passenger

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle that occurred Sunday evening on Groat Road, claiming the life of a female motorcycle passenger.

West Division patrol officers responded to a collision call at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, near the bottom of the Victoria Park Road hill.

Upon arrival, EPS officers found a 30-year-old male motorcycle driver in serious medical distress and his female passenger deceased lying near the intersection for Groat Road Bridge and Groat Road.

Although the investigation is still preliminary at this time, it was reported to police that the male driver was travelling westbound down the Victoria Park Road hill, when his 2008 Ducati ‎motorcycle allegedly struck a 2007 Toyota Yaris travelling in the same direction.

The subsequent collision ejected both driver and passenger riding on the motorcycle, killing the female passenger instantly.

The male motorcycle driver was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

The male driver of the Yaris was in shock, but uninjured.

Motorists are advised to avoid Victoria Park Road south of 116 Street and down the hill to the intersection at Groat Road and Groat Road South Bridge until further notice.

Anyone with information about this fatal collision is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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