Two sport bikes were travelling northbound on Windmill Road in the 100 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth just before 8:00pm. When approaching a bend in the road one of the riders failed to negotiate the turn and collided into a fire hydrant located on the West side of the street, sheering it off at the base.
Investigation to date indicates the other rider stopped to view the wreckage, then proceeded off before police arrived.
A 27 year old Dartmouth man was transported to the QEII suffering life threatening injuries and remains there at this time.
The Forensic Identification Section and Collision Reconstruction Analysts attended the scene and continue to investigate this incident.
A small section of Windmill Road was shut down for a short period of time and has since reopened.
Investigators would be very interested in identifying or speaking with the other rider who did not remain with the seriously injured man after the collision.
Source: Media Release