SiRT investigating CBRPS in connection with weekend motorcycle crash

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GLACE BAY —The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating after a 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash here while being pursued by police.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, a member of the integrated RCMP-CBRPS traffic services unit — driving an RCMP vehicle — activated his siren in an attempt to stop a motorcycle for an alleged traffic violation. Shortly afterward, the motorcycle collided with a car on Reserve Street near MacAdam Street.

The man was transported to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney in serious condition and was later airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

In accordance with the Police Act, as a result of the seriousness of the injuries involved, CBRPS contacted SiRT, which is now investigating the pursuit and accident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call SiRT at 1-855-450-2010.

SiRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia.

The province’s Police Act requires a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months.

Organizations: RCMP, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre

Geographic location: Reserve Street, MacAdam Street, Sydney Halifax Nova Scotia

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