Carman Man Dies in Collision Between Motorcycle and Pick-up

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG – A 31-year-old man from Carman riding a motorcycle died after being struck by pick-up truck Saturday night.

Carman RCMP said at 9:00PM they responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle on Main Street in Carman.

Mounties said the motorcycle was travelling northbound, being driven by a 31-year-old man from Carman, was struck by a southbound pickup truck, being driven by a 56-year-old man from Treherne.

The pickup truck was turning into the gas station when it struck the motorcycle. RCMP believe speed may have been a factor in the collision. The motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

RCMP said the driver of the pickup truck is facing multiple charges including Impaired Driving Causing Death. He remains in police custody at this time.

“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. “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.”