A man in his 20s is recovering in hospital after being struck by a vehicle while riding a motorcycle Thursday evening.
Police say the crash happened at around 7:10 p.m. in the 2300 block of Pembina Highway near the entrance of Victoria General Hospital.
The man was taken to hospital critical condition, but has since been upgraded to serious/stable condition.
The four-door Nissan hatchback involved suffered significant damage to its front end and windshield. The driver of that vehicle — a woman in her 20s — was taken to hospital in unstable condition and later released.
Police say it’s unclear what led to the crash and investigators are still interviewing witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (204) 986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
According to Manitoba Public Insurance, over the last five years, 22 motorcyclists have been killed on Manitoba roads, while another 700 have been injured. With May being National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, MPI is renewing its call to “Save The 100” ? the average number of people killed yearly on Manitoba public roadways.