N.S. woman sustains life-threatening injuries in motorcycle crash

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RCMP say Highway 1 in Newport Corner, N.S., was closed for three hours on Wednesday evening as police investigated. (CBC - image credit)
RCMP say Highway 1 in Newport Corner, N.S., was closed for three hours on Wednesday evening as police investigated. (CBC - image credit)

A woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday after being thrown from her motorcycle in a rural Nova Scotia community.

The RCMP in West Hants said the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. AT on Highway 1 in Newport Corner, N.S., roughly 15 kilometres east of Windsor.

Police said the motorcycle had been travelling west on the highway when it left the roadway.

The motorcyclist, a 37-year-old woman from Ardoise, N.S., was airlifted to a Halifax hospital.

Highway 1 was shutdown for approximately three hours as police investigated.

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