Crash sends 2 to hospital
Oct 10, 2012 / 10:30 am
A husband and wife visiting from Ontario are recovering in hospital following a single vehicle motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon.
The crash occurred on Highway 3 about 40km east of Hope when the 55-year-old male rider lost control of his 2012 Harley on loose gravel.
Police say the man and his 52-year-old wife were heading west when they attempted to negotiate a left curve with some downgrade. The man lost control of the bike.
The highway was closed for a short period while the couple was airlifted to a local area hospital, where both are expected to make a full recovery.
Speed and alcohol are not considered factors.
“The temperature at higher elevations is changing from hour to hour these days. Highway crews are working hard to keep the highway safe by using sand and gravel to increase traction at higher elevation.” says Cpl Robert Mc Donald of the Lower Mainland Traffic Services.
The RCMP would like to remind motorcyclist to be mindful of the changing weather and road conditions.
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