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High Speed and Driver Inexperience Contribute to Motorcyclist’s Death
West Shore RCMP detachment members responded with emergency crews to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle incident on the Malahat section of the Trans Canada Highway shortly before 2:00 pm today. Witness statements relate that the 21 year old motorcyclist was south bound on the Trans Canada highway, on the 4 lane area north of Goldstream Park, when he lost control of the motorcycle on the left curve of the highway. The motorcycle careened into the ditch, causing fatal injuries to the rider.
Preliminary scene investigation, interviews and technical collision analyst work has lead to the belief that extreme high speed of the 1000 cc high performance motorcycle and driver inexperience contributed to the cause of this tragic incident. The motorcycle was just registered on March 2nd, 2005. The rider was in possession of a valid learner’s motorcycle permit only issued the previous day.
New and veteran motorcycle riders should take extra care when beginning the riding season. Skills lost over the winter take time to reacquire, and mistakes and misjudgements sometimes have tragic consequences. Please ride safely.
Gord Bedingfield, Cpl.
West Shore RCMP
698 Atkins Ave.
Victoria, BC V9B 4A3
Phone: (250) 474-8752
Fax: (250) 391-3308