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Motorcyclist in hospital after swerving to avoid cow

A 47-year-old worker from Gibraltar Mines is in hospital with serious injuries after swerving on his motorcycle to avoid colliding with a cow on the road while coming home from work Monday evening.

“He had broken ribs and possible internal injuries,” RCMP Sgt. Rick LeBeuf said.

Around 7:25 p.m. two employees were travelling down the road from the mine on motorcycles when one of them swerved to avoid a cow and went off the road.

The mine’s rescue team arrived on scene, treated the injured rider, and prepared him for transport to Williams Lake. En route he was transferred to BC Ambulance.

“He was treated at Cariboo Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Vancouver,” said Brian Battison, Taseko Mines vice-president of corporate affairs.

 

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