RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle accident
2017-07-28 14:39 PDT
File # 2017-24152
34 year old motorcyclist has died in hospital from injuries sustained in a collision with motor vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 8:55 pm on Thursday July 27, 2017 at the intersection of Aulds Road and the Nanaimo Parkway (Highway 19).
While the investigation is only in the preliminary stages, investigators were able to speak with numerous witnesses. They have been able to determine the deceased male was driving southbound along the shoulder of the Nanaimo Parkway when for unknown reasons he proceeded through a red light and was struck by an SUV travelling westbound on Aulds Road. The SUV was driven by a 17 year driver who remained at the scene of the collision and cooperated with investigators. The driver was uninjured but left traumatized by the collision. Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services were contacted and is assisting the driver.
The intersection and highway were closed for several hours while an RCMP Traffic Analyst and Municipal Traffic officers examined the scene. Both the motorcycle and SUV were removed from the scene and will be mechanically inspected today.
The deceased male's family have been notified. His name is not being released at this time and the investigation is continuing. This is the third fatality of 2017 in Nanaimo and first involving a motorcyclist.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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