Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scooter Enthusiast's Round-the-World Trip Comes to Crashing Halt near Calgary

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scooter Enthusiast's Round-the-World Trip Comes to Crashing Halt near Calgary

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Round-the-world trip comes to crashing halt

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CALGARY - A Polish man's effort to circumnavigate the globe on two wheels came to a screeching halt when his scooter was struck by a car on the TransCanada Highway east of Calgary.

Piotr Glowacki was airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre after suffering three breaks to his leg and significant bruising in the ordeal.

Glowacki was in the midst of a trip that had started in May 2016 in his homeland.

After reaching British Columbia, he was shut down by the Canadian winter and then his attempt to resume his trek in the spring was plagued by trouble with his scooter.

He tells CTV Calgary that a local scooter club helped him out and got him back on the road, but he broke down again in Kinkaid, Sask., and the club brought him back to Calgary to continue repairs to his bike. …

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