New rider comes to grief
James Weldon, North Shore News
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A Vancouver man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries last week after he crashed his motorcycle into a car in West Vancouver.
The 27-year-old had apparently been riding in the 5600-block of Marine Drive just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, when he crossed the centre lane, lost control of the bike, and skidded into the other vehicle.
B.C. Ambulance paramedics raced the man to hospital, where he underwent surgery for head injuries, broken legs and a broken scapula (shoulder blade). He was later reported in stable condition. The driver of the car suffered hand injuries.
The rider, who had apparently just bought the motorcycle, did not have the required Class 6 driver's licence, registration or insurance, according to police.
He will likely face charges of failing to keep right, driving without a licence and driving without a licence plate.
No names have been released.