One dead after massive motorcycle pileup in northern N.B.
Published Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:16AM ADT
Last Updated Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:42PM ADT
A 51-year-old man from Boisbriand, Que., has died in a major collision involving nine motorcycles and an RV Friday night.
The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on Route 144 near the Saint-Basile, N.B., campground.
The Edmundston Police Force says the collision occurred when the motorcyclists tried to pass a truck pulling a fifth wheel trailer, which was preparing to turn left into the campground.
Police say nine motorcyclists came in contact with each other trying to avoid the RV.
Eight men and one woman were sent to hospital with multiple injuries. The driver of the truck was not hurt.
“Everybody just instantly went to the road to help someone,” said witness Tyson Bryan. “Everybody was in need and everybody went out to help. We came out with pillows and water, did everything we could to help.”
The crash closed down the road for nearly four hours.
Police say the male motorcyclists involved in the crash were members of various biker groups such as the Hells Angels, Red Devils and Dark Siders.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Nick Moore.