Motorcycle Accident Vancouver Island British Columbia – The collision between a motorbike and an SUV near Chemainus resulted in the death of a 58-year-old man, making it the second fatal motorcycle accident to occur on Vancouver Island in as many days. Wednesday evening, shortly before six o’clock, members of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment were dispatched to the Chemainus Road and Cook Street intersection to investigate a report of suspicious activity.
According to the evidence found at the scene, the biker was traveling northbound on Chemainus Road when the driver of an SUV traveling southbound failed to yield before turning left into Cook Street, causing him to collide with the motorbike. The investigation is ongoing. The biker was transported to a hospital, but he later passed away after being evacuated to a trauma center for treatment of his injuries.
“We can’t urge enough the need for road users to be aware of their surroundings, especially during the summertime when there is a high increase of motorcycles on our roads,” Cpl. Alex Bérubé, a spokeswoman for the British Columbia RCMP, said in a statement on Thursday. “We can’t urge enough the need for road users to be aware of their surroundings.” A guy of 29 years of age was killed in a motorbike accident on a logging road close to Courtenay less than twenty-four hours prior to this collision.
Tuesday evening about 9:15 o’clock, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were dispatched to a location west of Courtenay on the Comox Logging Road, close to the Island Highway flyover. According to the police, emergency personnel did their best to rescue the guy, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the site of the accident. Investigators are still putting together the pieces to figure out what caused the incident involving a single car, but they believe that speed may have been a contributing factor.