Edmonton police say a woman who was on the back of a motorcycle is in critical condition after a crash on a highway in the city’s west end.
Officers responded to the crash on Anthony Henday Drive Monday afternoon.
They say a motorcycle, with two women on it, slowed down as it passed an exit and was hit by a Ford Econoline van.
Police say both women were thrown from the bike, and the van continued forward, hitting a Nissan Altima.
Edmonton police say the driver of the motorcycle, a 47-year-old woman, is in stable condition, while the passenger, a 28-year-old woman, is in critical condition.
No one else was injured in the crash.
Police say speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, but charges have not been laid.
It’s the second serious crash involving a motorcycle on that stretch of road this spring.
Last month, a 31-year-old man riding in a group of three was killed when his bike rear-ended a SUV on the same highway.
Edmonton police have charged the two other bikers with careless driving and the SUV driver with failing to maintain the centre of a lane.
The Canadian Press