A 31-year-old Carman man was killed Saturday when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver.
Manitoba RCMP say the motorcycle was travelling northbound on Main Street at around 9 p.m. when he was hit by a southbound pickup truck turning into a gas station. Police say speed may have been a factor.
The motorcyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time and succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
The 56-year-old Treherne man driving the pickup has been charged with impaired driving causing death. He remains in police custody.
“We continue to see people making extremely bad choices by getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol”, said Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP said in a release.
“This past week alone, six lives were lost and countless more affected by drivers suspected of being impaired. If you are impaired by drugs or alcohol, don’t drive, it is that simple. We all have a role to play to ensure our roads are safe for all Manitobans.”
Motorists can call 911 or their local emergency number to report a suspected impaired driver.