Man, 39, dead after motorcycle crashes on wet road near East Preston

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By Haley Ryan - Metro Halifax

EAST PRESTON - A 39-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle crashed near East Preston on Tuesday.

RCMP said just after 2:30 p.m. on Highway 7, the motorcyclist attempted to avoid a turning vehicle but lost control and crashed. He suffered life-threatening injuries and died in hospital.

Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae said the road conditions were wet at the time of the crash but it is up to the RCMP traffic-analysts to determine the cause of the accident.

Traffic is expected to closed off in the area into the evening.

Tuesday’s rain and cloudy weather accounted for a handful of other collisions around HRM, but no serious injuries were reported.

Around 3:30 p.m. there was a two-vehicle crash between Exits 5 and 6 outbound on Highway 103, which also tied up traffic, said MacRae.

Just before 5 p.m. there was a collision on Hammonds Plains Road near Uplands Park between two cars, and at the same time one car went off the road at on Highway 102 near Enfield.

MacRae said it’s so important to remember to slow down when the weather turns bad.

“Slow down, keep your focus on our roads and use extra caution especially when the road conditions may change with rain,” he said. “The visibility may be reduced.”

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: East Preston, Hammonds Plains Road, Uplands Park Enfield

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