Crews prepare to remove a motorcycle from the scene of a serious crash on 56 Avenue near 211 Street last Friday evening. According to police, the driver of the Cadillac Escalade on the left turned in front of the oncoming motorcycle.

Crews prepare to remove a motorcycle from the scene of a serious crash on 56 Avenue near 211 Street last Friday evening. According to police, the driver of the Cadillac Escalade on the left turned in front of the oncoming motorcycle.

Rider, passenger hurt in motorcycle crash

Motorcycle operator suffered several fractures in collision with left-turning SUV

  • Aug. 25, 2015 4:00 p.m.

The driver of a motorcycle suffered several fractures and his passenger has a head injury after a crash with a Cadillac Escalade on Friday evening.

Around 7:30 p.m., the 27-year-old driver of the Escalade made a left turn off 210A Street, in front of the motorcycle, which was travelling west on 56 Avenue, said Langley RCMP.

The bike struck the driver’s side of the car. Both the operator of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old Surrey man, and his 56-year-old wife were ejected from the bike and thrown into the air. One of them hit the windshield of the Escalade, the other flew over the vehicle, landing on the other side.

Both were taken to hospital. The woman’s head injury is not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the Cadillac, who suffered a minor head injury in the crash, was taken to hospital and released a short time later.

Police said impairment was not an issue. The driver was given a violation ticket for failing to yield on a left turn.

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