For the third time this week, a motorcycle rider has died after a crash in the Montreal area.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday night a 33-year-old man riding on Montee Gagnon in Terrebonne sped up to pass a car, then lost control, went off the road and crashed into a Hydro Quebec pole.

He was taken to Cite de la Sante hospital in Laval but did not survive his injuries.

On Tuesday night two motorcycle riders in Montreal collided with cars.

An off-duty police officer lost his life when a car made a left-hand turn into his path on St. Joseph Blvd.

That same day a paramedic was riding on Iberville St. when a firetruck ran a red light and the motorcyclist could not avoid hitting the side of the truck.

With a file from The Canadian Press