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Man charged after woman loses leg in Clementsport car/bike crash

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Annapolis District RCMP say a man has been charged after his car struck a motorcyclist head on in Clementsport Sept. 2 - Lawrence Powell

CLEMENTSPORT, NS – A 23-year-old Granville Ferry man is being charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm after his car struck a motorcycle head on Sept. 2 on Highway 1 at Clementsport.

The 44-year-old woman from New Germany, who was thrown from her bike in the crash, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Her leg was amputated below the knee.

RCMP Const. Cheryl Ponee said the car lost control and crossed the centre line and struck the motorcyclist.

“She is receiving treatment at QE2 but unfortunately due to the accident has lost her left leg,” said Const. Ponee in reference to the woman’s injuries.

“There is no question that speed and not taking into consideration the fact that thousands of bikers were on the road with Wharf Rat Rally both played a part in this serious accident,” said Const. Ponee.

The crash occurred just before noon Sunday. The female motorcyclist was with a group of other riders, and as they rounded a curve in the road, she was struck by the car and was thrown from her bike.

Const. Ponee said the 23-year-old male driver of the car was not injured.

Highway 1 in Clementsport was closed for several hours while emergency personnel were on scene, including RCMP, EHS, Annapolis Royal fire and Bear River fire. The crash happened just west of the Clementsport Legion.

Annapolis District RCMP is asking for anyone who witnessed the collision or may have video footage of it, to call them at 902-665-4481. Please quote file # 20181314551.

The Granville Ferry man will appear in court in October.

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