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Motorcyclist, cyclist hit by vehicles in two-hour span

Police in Lloydminster had to deal with two accidents in the span of two hours on Thursday morning.


According to a pair of news releases issued by the local detachment, RCMP and emergency services were first dispatched to the scene of an accident along 47 Street. A motorcyclist had been eastbound on the street when they were struck at the intersection of 56 Avenue, by a Jeep traveling south. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Jeep was issued a traffic ticket.


The second accident took place just before 9:00 a.m. The police were sent to a call of a cyclist that had been struck by a truck, at the intersection of Highway 17 and 29 Street. The cyclist had been traveling west bound on 29 Street, and the truck had been headed south on Highway 17. After the accident, the cyclist was taken to hospital, and the driver of the truck was also issued a traffic ticket.


In the news releases, the police said the collisions had been caused by glare from the sun, which had caused difficulties for the drivers. They reminded the public to slow down, and to take extra time to ensure safety if visibility is poor.

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