Motorcyclists Injured Trying to Avoid Crash on Highway 1 Near Brandon

July 18, 2016 12:27 PM | News

Brandon Police Service CrestTwo people riding a motorcycle on Highway 1 Sunday evening are in hospital after trying to avoid a collision.

Brandon police say the incident happened eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway around 6:20 p.m. when a vehicle coming from 18th Street North attempted to merge onto the highway. It then attempted to change lanes into the median lane where the motorcycle was travelling.

The motorcycle took evasive action to avoid a collision but lost control and crashed.

The 63-year-old male driver and 63-year-old female passenger were both injured as a result. The driver was taken to hospital in Winnipeg with serious injuries, while the passenger received non-life threatening injuries to her upper body.

The 32-year-old driver of the other vehicle was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

— Staff