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Motorcyclist dies after collision with minivan

One person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and minivan yesterday on Highway 97 near Nordic Drive.

The accident occurred at about 5:45 p.m.

The lone rider of the motorcycle and lone driver of the minivan were transported to hospital for treatment.  The adult male motorcycle rider passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.  The adult male driver of the minivan is expected to survive.

It appears that alcohol was not involved, say police.

If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.

This is the third collision involving motorcycles in the past two days.

On Thursday September 14, at approximately 1 p.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 97 and Kelly Road in Prince George.  A female rider was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

On Thursday September 14 at approximately 3 p.m., the Prince George RCMP responded to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Central Street West and 15th Avenue and in Prince George.  A motorcycle and a SUV were involved in this collision.  No significant injuries reported.

Police would like to remind both vehicle and motorcycle operators to take extra caution on the roads, especially this time of year.  Motorcycles are harder to see and it is the responsibility of all road users to look out for one another.  Although all three of these incidents happened during daylight hours, the days are getting shorter and visibility more difficult.  Please ensure that headlights are used at all times of the day, that you travel at the posted speed, and drive or ride to the conditions of the road.

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