By Daniel Betts
In the early afternoon of July 12 a motorcycle rider came upon a construction zone 30 km south of Valemount behind a vehicle that had suddenly stopped for a flagger who was directing traffic. The motorcycle rider attempted to go around the suddenly stopped vehicle off the pavement. The motorcycle rider hit his brakes and wiped out, sustaining severe injuries.
Emergency personnel arrived on scene and proceeded to perform CPR on the victim. The motorcycle rider was rushed to the Valemount Health Clinic however the victim was reported to be dead on arrival.
Traffic on Highway 5 at the accident scene was restricted to single lane alternating traffic as investigators worked through the afternoon and evening on the scene.
All travelers on Highway 5 and Highway 16 are advised to be aware of construction and roadwork in the area.