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Downed pole caused crash, says injured rider

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A Transit driver gives a statement about a collision involving a scooter that knocked down a light standard,  resulting in an electrical line falling on a nearby Transit bus.

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A Transit driver gives a statement about a collision involving a scooter that knocked down a light standard, resulting in an electrical line falling on a nearby Transit bus. Photo Store

It was a downed light standard that caused a series of crashes on Inkster Boulevard early Wednesday morning.

The crashes, which caused traffic tie-ups but no serious injuries, involved a motorbike, a semi and a Winnipeg Transit bus.

Richard Buhler said he was driving his Yamaha 125cc to work at Sobeys at about 5:30 a.m. when he careened into the downed light standard lying across Inkster. He went flying one way and the bike another. A semi-trailer also travelling down Inkster swerved to miss the bike.

Then, as police attended to Buhler and waited for paramedics, a Winnipeg Transit bus also came down Inkster, hit the pole and dragged it a short distance.

"I could see the sparks out of the corner of my eye," said Buhler, who suffered bruises and a broken clavicle. Buhler said the light pole must have fallen or been knocked over in the few minutes before he arrived.

Westbound Inkster at Fife Street was closed off to traffic for approximately an hour as crews worked cleaning up the fallen light standard.

History

Updated on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:06 AM CDT: Corrects cutline

7:56 PM: Updates with full write-thru.

9:10 PM: Fixed spelling of Sobeys

May 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM: Corrects typo

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