P.E.I. man injured in motorcycle crash

Published on August 4, 2014

Members of the North River Fire Department examine the two motorcycles invloved in an accident on the Kingston Road Sunday.

©Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

A 55-year-old P.E.I. man suffered head and spinal injuries after a single motorcycle crash in the Kingston area Sunday night.

That crash eventually led to the arrest of two other people for drunk driving.

At around 4:50 p.m. the RCMP responded to a single motorcycle crash on Route 235 after the driver lost control when his motorcycle went off the road onto the shoulder.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance and later transferred to Halifax.

The RCMP say they are considering alcohol as a contributing factor in the crash.

While the RCMP were investigating the motorcycle accident they arrested the victim’s riding partner and charged him with drunk driving.

The 52-year-old man from the Cornwall area has been released from custody and has a court date scheduled for October.

About five hours after the motorcycle crash, the RCMP arrested a 49-year-old man from the Clyde River area after he allegedly drove through the investigation scene at a high speed.

The RCMP pulled him over a short distance away and charged him with drunk driving.

He is also scheduled to appear in court in October.