I have kept track of all the lives lost this year who's RIP's were posted on BCSB. It is such a sobering list.
In one way I would like this to be a sticky to remember the fallen riders.
I already know next year will be just the same, just like last year was, and it quite frankly breaks my heart.
The accident analysis sticky and this should be highly visible to allow each of us the chance for sober thought before we ride.
In some cases I posted parts of the notes from friends along with the RIP Posts summaries.
Here is the list: If I have missed anyone please PM me and I will edit.
From RCMP Page http://www.rcmp-bcmedia.ca/index2.jsp
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.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident
One man has been killed after a motorcycle accident on the Westside and RCMP are looking for witnesses to find out what time it happened.
RCMP responded to a call about ten to nine Sunday morning. Police have determined the Yamaha motorcycle left East Boundary Road, hit the ditch and then struck a driveway abutment.
Police say the man, whose name is being held pending notification of next of kin, was wearing a helmet.
The RCMP are interested in talking to anyone who may have witnessed this accident.
Posted: March 13 / 10:39 am
Story# 7743 / RT
Just saw this on the cop website:
Collision claims life of 24 year old male
On 2005-03-13 at approximately 1128 hrs Burnaby RCMP were called to the scene of a collision in the 8600 block of Armstrong Avenue in Burnaby where a motorcycle collided with a parked car. The motorcycle struck the back end of a legally parked Honda Civic. The impact resulted in the car being severly damaged and the rider of the motorcycle, a 24 year old male, being thrown approximately 20 metres. The rider was taken to RCH with serious injuries. At the hospital a CT Scan was taken and the prognosis changed and the rider had suffered what were now considered life threatening injuries. He was later transported to Vancouver General where he went into cardiac arrest and sucumbed to his injuries. The rider of the motorcycle has been positively identified as Maxwell Evans of Burnaby.
Several witnesses say the motorcycle was travelling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.
Other factors in the collision, if any, will not be known until a later date. Police continue their investigation.
R.I.P. - Fatal Motorcycle Crash
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
King George Hwy & 132 Street, Surrey, B.C.
On 2005-03-17 at approx 2115 hrs, Surrey RCMPolice happened upon a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on King George Hwy & 132 Street. Upon attendance by police it was noted that the offending vehicle had fled southbound on 132 Street after the crash. Investigation revealved that the motorcycle operator had been southbound on King George Hwy when he was struck by the northbound left turning vehicle at 132 Street.
Witnesses to the incident advised that the vehicle that fled was described as a newer model gold coloured compact vehicle driven by a sole male driver. Damage should have been sustained on the vehicle front end , possibly including broken windows.
The operator of the motorcycle died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the deceased is being withheld until the notification of next of kin.
The crash is still under investigation and police are requesting any witnesses to the incident or any person that may have knowledge of the suspect vehicle to contact the Surrey RCMPolice at (604) 599-0502 or investigator Cst. Ken HARRACH of Surrey Traffic Services at (604) 599-7777 mailbox #3546.
Cpl. Mike DUNCAN
Surrey Traffic Services.
Surrey RCMP, .
Surrey RCMP Detachment
14355 57th Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3X 1A9
i need a sportbike!
ten out of ten people die, so don't take life too seriously
A quick google found this. 33 dead in BC last year.
Motorcyclist killed in New Westminister
April 19, 2005 - 11:34 pm
By: Laura Hieda/Michael McLaughlin
As the weather gets warmer we are seeing more motorcycles on the road, and here's another tragic reminder of how vulnerable motorcycle riders can be. A rider is dead after a crash in New Westminster at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 1st Street. It happened around 5:30pm on Tuesday and by the time emergency crews arrived the rider was already beyond help. Police are investigating.
Port Coquitlam teen identified as victim of Tuesday crash
Apr, 20 2005 - 7:00 PM
NEW WESTMINSTER(CKNW/AM980) -- Police have identified the motorcyclist who died during evening rush hour Tuesday, after a crash in New Westminster.
18-year old Travis Storgaard of Port Coquitlam was westbound on 8th Avenue when police say he ran into the side of an eastbound vehicle turning left onto 1st Street.
The impact caused Storgaard to be thrown over that vehicle into the path of another.
He died at the scene.
Police are continuing to investigate and have ordered mechanical inspections for the vehicles involved.
Travis Lenard Storgaard
STORGAARD _ Travis Lenard (18) passed away tragically on Tuesday, April 19th 2005. Born in Kelowna on June 18th 1986, Travis resided with his family in Port Coquitlam since August 1992. He is survived by his loving parents, Len and Catherine Lynn Storgaard; twin brother, Tyler; grandmother, Ivy Storgaard; many aunts, uncles and cousins and many wonderful supportive friends.
One person dead after motorcycle accident
April 25, 2005 - 11:16 pm
By: Bruce Claggett and Neil O'Brien
An evening ride has turned deadly for a motorcyclist on the Sea to Sky Highway. The rider was killed in a crash just before 8pm near Britannia Beach. The coroner and Squamish RCMP are trying to figure out the cause.
I wanted to avoid posting this until we talk to the family, but I guess the mods could only keep it quiet for so long. Thank you for the effort. I couldn't sleep last night, so I wrote everything down which really helped. I'm still coming to grips with the sureal nature of the incident, I woke up, and hoped that it was all just a nightmare, but it wasn't. It actually happened. Here's my words from last night.
Tonight, something terrible happened. I lost a friend; our community lost a friend. I got a call around 3 today to go for a ride after work. Dan said, “Hey man, that gixxer running good? Let’s go for a rip after work.” Having a shitty day, I decide to join up with Dan and Josh. I set pace for a lil while, but didn’t feel like ripping it, so I slowed and let him go by. Get a few good corners in, then we hit the straights, “I’ll just hang back and meet up at our destination” I thought. My thoughts get interrupted when I see a cloud of dust on the crest of the hill. I have a feeling about what I’m going to see next, I stop and wait for the last of our group of three and turn around. GOodbye buddy, I'll miss you. To his family, If you guys need anything, if you want more info that I'm not willing to post on here, I'll share as much as need be. If there's anything at all that I can do, don't hesitate to ask.
I didn’t see the crash; I think its better that way, since I’d probably be having nightmares instead of sleep deprivation. He came off the road and collided with a sign. Help arrived soon, but not soon enough… There wasn’t anything anyone could’ve done. Dan, I can barely type this buddy. May you rest in peace; you’re going to be missed.
I was the first on the scene. I’d like to thank the couple of bikers that helped out, and didn’t get mad at me when I yelled at him to leave the helmet on. My heart goes out to the squamish RCMP, fire department and ambulance crews. Victim services were also great, I can’t thank everyone enough. I wish everything was different, but life is unexpected.
I never got to say this since I was removed once they took a pulse.
Goodbye Dan a.k.a. Danimal
I’ll see you again
Local News Police investigate deadly motorcycle crash
April 28, 2005 - 10:35 pm
By: Evan Kelly
One person is dead after a traffic accident in Vancouver on Thursday evening. Police have confirmed one person has died in a crash involving a motorcycle at Marine Way west of Boundary. Vancouver Police are investigating the cause of the accident. No names have been released at this time.
Seven - Ryan Davies
Ryan I miss you bro
Tragically my best friend Ryan Davies passed away on his R6 on the Haney Bypass on May 3rd around midnight. I had just shared a cigarette with him a half hour before hand and he went to get more. On his way back witnesses say he was doing a wheelie and crashed. We had decided to park our bikes at our friend's house and drink that night and NOT RIDE. We did have a few before he ran out of cigs. It killed him. I miss him terribly and riding is just not the same without him. Ryan was 22. Way too young.
Rider down on Maryhill Bypass in Maple Ridge. Rider Ryan Davies passed away at mignight Tuesday May 3/2005.
Eight - Mehdi May 5th
I kind of know this guy. Anyways, he was in coma for a few days before he just passed away. The tlr was his first bike ever and his name was Mehdi.
What a terrible way to die!
I don't post much here, and I don't know how I feel about discussing accidents but in the interest of correct information I want to give the details. I was coming off the Lion's Gate bridge about 30 secs after the crash happened and and performed some first aid for the victim. The bike was a yellow Susuki TL1000, he was entering the bridge from the Capilano Rd. side to go South oover the bridge and lost it in the first righthand corner. The rider went over the cement barrier and made contact with a sign post at which point his helmet came off.
I am guessing the rider is in his 30's and perhaps Middle Eastern. If anyone has any information on this guy I am interested to find out what hospital he is in and how he is doing. At any rate my thoughts are with him and I hope he pulls through.
I passed the accident and they were just taking the bike away, police still had the lane blocked off, I asked the cop if the rider was going to make it and he said, "they don't know".
Saw flowers at the crash site this morning, not a good sign.
Thanks for letting us know about Mehdi. I have been looking all week for news on how he was, I am really saddened to learn that he died. I was hoping that he would recover, but the accident was very violent. It was just such bad luck really, as he hit the only sign post on the corner. If he was just 12" to the left he would have just landed in the grass. It seems such an injustice that these things happen, all I can say is everyone please ride safe out there, I know I am as the image of this rider will stay with me for a long time. RIP Mehdi.
May, 21 2005 - 12:00 PM
HELL'S GATE(CKNW/AM980) - One person is dead in a crash on Highway-1 in the Fraser Canyon.
A motorcycle and another vehicle collided near Hell's Gate around 11 am.
The highway remains closed at that point and there's no word yet on when it might re open.
We were in Boston Bar when we heard the news that the hwy was shut down both ways. Had to hang around for an hour in BB before the RCMP officers at the scene came to the restaurant after finishing the investigation and told us that the highway is open. The gory details from Boston Bar ambulance guys:
1. It was a 'Harley-like cruiser'.
2. The rider crossed the yellow line going at about 140kmph (slightly hard to believe) lost control and hit head-on to a Camaro, body in two pieces. Died on the scene.
3. Rider only had a beanie helmet and no other protective gear.
Happened just before the Ferrabee tunnel, when you go south.
May 31st , 2005
I sadly regret to have to inform you all that Cody Okamoto ( Dafnip ) has passed away. The accident happened at about 11:30am this morning and Cody passed away from his injuries at about 4:30pm. Fortunately, there is no reason to believe he suffered due to his injuires.
The accident happened just at the intersection of Cariboo North. I happened to pass the accident scene at about 1pm. I noticed the red bike and instantly had a sinking feeling in my gut. Further details may be released later but not until its discussed with the family.
RIP Cody....I'll miss ya my banana brother
Weekend of May 28th , Victoria
Just wondering what happend last week in victoria at elk lake
I heard the bad news (bike runs into paving truck), I was just wondering what the cause was? I ride though there all the time.
@ approx 6AM a 41 year old rider on a Suzuki GS style bike had a Ford F150 pull out directly in front of him. Driver of the truck either didn't see him or didn't even look because he pulled out literally right in front of the bike. Rider didn't even get a chance to brake as he hit the truck between the cab and the bed. He died shortly after arriving @ the hospital.
No, it was an older GS style. He hit the vehicle broadside at 110-120km/h. The extent of damage is such that it would have been indicative of a full size vehicle contacting the truck at highway speed.
May 31, 2005
The Rider was one of my best friends. His Name was Nathan Mayers and he was on this board with the username Devactive. The accidend happened right in front of my appartment building and I could see it from my patio. He was an amazing human being, extremely kind hearted and always had the ability to turn a bad day into a good one with anyone he talked to. He will be deeply missed and my heart goes out to family and friends, and I tell you he had a lot of them.
Posted below is a pic of him at a halloween party...
June, 5, 2005
Yesterday, 05:22 PM #1
Non belly button bike.
Join Date: Oct 2002
Rider down in Vic (cement truck)
Looks pretty bad Hillside and Blanchard. All I could see was a tire wadded up under the front tire of the cement truck. So many emergency vehicles there...
Gave me the chills to see that. I heard somebody say the the driver didn't see the biker and basically drove up over him from behind.
Not sure though - hope this is not a fatality.
Where the party's at...
Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Non belly button bike.
Join Date: Oct 2002
Rider died at the scene - pinned under the back wheels.
God Speed rider.
Copied from csb
"Just saw it on the news. Witnesses say that the bike went up the curb side.. pulled in front of the cement truck. Bike was so close, that he had to stay at an angle, otherwise he would have been in traffic. When the light turned green, the truck driver didn't know he was there, and accelerated. Witnesses say the guy on the bike was having a hard time putting it into gear, and the truck ended up bumping his rear tire, which in turn threw him to the ground.
well for everyones infromation and to clear things up a bit
the rider was completely at fault! the truck was stopped at a red light (first vechicle in the lane) the bike came up from behind, then proceeded around the truck using the bicycle lane (completely in the drivers blind spot) and then manouvered his bike infront of the truck to the point where the driver of the truck could not see him over the hood of the truck. the truck driver had no idea that the rider was even there. now the bike rider has trouble putting it into gear and moving forward and the truck driver starts off as if he's the first person in line still and well we all know the conclusion!
I dont think that any loud pipes would have done the rider any good, he chose to make an illegal manuver and it costed him his life! Ride smart people!
fatal accicent 13/06/05
accident northbound on granville at 25th. new vtx? hit oncoming honda suv. approx 1130pm. does anyone know who was hit. I witnesssed the whole thing. believe motercycltist is deceased now. so sad, another moterbike down. He sped past me heading northbound, I knew in my gut something bad was about to happen. Cant sleep. PLEASE EVERONE SLOW DOWN IN CITY, IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST GET A LICENCE TO GO RACE ON THE TRACK BECAUSE ITS JUST TO DANGEROUS ON THE STREETS>
god bless. my prayers go out to another fallen rider.
if it makes any difference I want everyone to know that I was hit last year on my blackbird the same way and i was a very lucky one. I count my blessings everyday, especially today
The rider did die, saw it on the news. Apparently he was speeding and there was a left turning truck(?). The rider apparently tried evasive maneuvers but did not make it. He slid a LONG way after hitting the vehicle.
accident at 25tjh and main.
I talked to the police, left a statement. No one is to blame for anyones death. In my opinion if he was going the speed limit he would have had time to stop and or be seen better. As far caged drivers, I feel sad that anyone would have to go through the rest of there life knowing they had been invold in any accident involing any death or serious injury.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN EVERYONE. I trully beleive that if everyone did the speed limit it would cut a lot of cost everywhere. So again if you want to speed go to the track or get off the road.
im out of here for good
Fifteen July 3, 2005
A 58-year-old Surrey motorcyclist died from injuries Sunday after being involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near 100 Mile House. Donald Irwin was riding his motorcycle when a left-turning van cut in front of him and caused a collision. Irwin's passenger is in stable condition at Williams Lake Hospital.
The first accident referred to, in 100 Mile House, was a good friend of my step-mom's (My step-mom is the past director of the Harley club in Abbotsford). The wife (passenger) survived the accident on Sunday, but the husband died of severe head trauma. He was a very experienced rider...
What a sobering thought.
__________________________________________________ _________________Sixteen July 10th Julia Sitt
Motorcycling's First Lady
I don't have many details because I'm out of the country on business. I'm the only site admin, but if Paul B could help update this front page with more details, please do so. All I know is the tragic news of Julia Sitt's death on the weekend which I received on MSN this morning from another VROM member. If you would like to contact the VROM site admin and suggest a posting for the front page, I can be reached on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For now, some details are on the VROM message board. It has been temporarily modified to allow anonymous viewing and postings.
The Sitt family has requested you do not send flowers due to cultural reasons. Please wait for more information regarding donations for the funeral expenses. The Flying Swan will be closed for the next week.
Today, 04:46 PM #1
I ain't not no genius
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: maple ridge
Real Name: Darren
Sportbike: 2003 GSXR 750
Posts: 130 Another Friend and fellow Rider Lost last night
Hey everyone, I am still numb and in shock. I won't reveal a name out of respect for the family. Last night at about 12:30am, my friend lost control of his R1 on Hwy 7,near Deroche I believe, and died. He was a conscientious and considerate rider and a good friend. I do not know all the details as I was not there. I had elected to ride solo downtown instead. Another friend of mine was riding with him and witnessed the whole thing. He is probably still in shock. I believe he passed away instantly. He just had his 24th birthday a few weeks ago. This has got to stop. I feel like we are in a world war and soldiers are going off to fight and not returning. I am more often wondering who is next, and is it inevitable? My friend earlier this year told me that he was not going to upgrade to a newer, faster bike, feeling that his older R1 was more than enough. He wore full leathers all the time and was not known for stunts or irresponsible riding. I can not imagine how his family and girlfriend feel, or maybe I do, having witnessed the same thing only 3 months ago. This really fuckin SUCKS! Pleeease be careful always. Even moreso at night.
I regretfully inform you of the passing of Keith Oliver of Abbotsford. Keith was a 25 year old who 3 months ago was hired by the Vancouver Fire Rescue. He is the one who died in the accident near Princton on Friday August 29th. Keith was planning on being married in September. I had some members of my crew attend his parents house this evening in Abbotsford to express our condolences at the passing of their son. His fiance was also there. His parents said their son was very safety conscious and drove decently and that he always wore his leather gear. Apparently he went down and was struck by a car. His funeral will be a "Firefighters Funeral" and will be August 4th in Vancouver. Firefighters will be mustering at Hall #7 at 08:30. I do not know the exact location of the service nor do I know if Keith was a member of BCSB.
Capt Horch, Aka Torch (BCSB)
07-29-2005, 06:28 PM #1
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Burnaby Metrotown
Real Name: Erik
Sportbike: 1997 VMAX
Another rider down - Hope-Princeton. RIP
On my way back from Tulameen this afternoon, I rode past a Katana and a body under a white sheet. It looked like he may have hit a corner too hot. Body was on the south side of the road, bike was on the other.
photos - my other hobby.
Yesterday, 08:50 AM #1
Join Date: Aug 2002
Real Name: Jeremie
Sportbike: 02 zx6r
Rider Down !
hey guys i was on my way back from maple ridge yesterday and at mission springs in mission there was some bike show.. looked like a chopper show.. anyways i didn't bother to stop and when i was going over the abby mission bridge there were like 4 cop cars on the opposite side gonig towards mission and i saw what looked like a chopper. coulda been a harley i duno anyways it was laying on its side and i didn't see the rider but it was kinda weird i saw the lower half of a pair of jeans dangling from the handle bar :S if anyone knows what happened there let me know .. bike didnt look to good and there was no rider around ... hope he didn't go for a swim off the side ....
Today, 01:11 PM #8
I am the liquor
Join Date: Aug 2004
Real Name: Rip
I found out from a friend who is an RCMP officer in Mission that the rider passed away.
Not a fatality
08-20-2005, 08:41 PM #3
Join Date: May 2004
Real Name: Phil
Sportbike: 00 SV
Originally Posted by KO7
I read elsewhere (revscene), that is was BAD.
Pool of blood, shoes 10 feet from the bike, muffler 40 feet away on the curb.
Hope whoever was involved pulls through.
Originally Posted by Speed Freek
Blue Ninja on Broadway and Arbutus with Alberta plate
EDIT: The rider was coming down Broadway eastbound. He proceeded straight into the intersection and was hit by a left turning Subaru SUV. The accident scene was still there at 8:30 p.m. and apparently it happened around 4:30 or so.
My wife and I talked to two witnesses and saw the accident scene. Apparently the girl / woman on the back was killed instantly. She was wearing a bikini top and her helmet came off. The rider according to last count was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
We walked over to the bike which was still there. It looked to be a brand new Kawi 636. It was in horrible condition (the tank and pipes came off and the bike was half its normal length with a garbage bag full of parts).
Please PLEASE PLEASE everyone ... don't let your girlfriends / friends ride on the back if they are not wearing proper gear. A helmet that fit and some leathers may well have saved her life.
Rest in peace passenger and fight for your life rider. We will all be praying for you.
Peace all ... and ride safe.
don't mind if I do
Last edited by chainlynx : 08-21-2005 at 09:48 PM.
Here is an extract from Vancouver Police Department's media briefing:
"Police File #05-208953 – Collision with Serious Injuries August 20 th, 4:00 pm – A 16-year-old Alberta girl is in hospital with critical head injuries, chest injuries and a broken neck after a collision at W.Broadway and Arbutus. She was on the back of a motorcycle that collided with an SUV at the intersection. The girl was thrown 20 metres in the air and her helmet dislodged before she landed on the road.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old man also from Alberta, and the driver of the SUV, a 29-year-old Vancouver resident, were not injured in the accident.
The Collision Investigation Unit is investigating."
FATAL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION
On September 1, 2005 at approximately 8:30 AM Langley RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision at 24500 block of 16th Avenue in Langley. Upon arrival police discovered that a Motorcycle had collided with a dump truck. The preliminary investigation revealed that a dump truck who was making a South turn in a business from the West bound lane was hit by a Motorcycle traveling East bound. The Motorcycle rider was a 35 year old man from Langley who died shortly after the accident occurred. His name will not be released until a proper notification of next of kin has been done.
A team of vehicle inspectors from the Commercial Vehicle Safety branch attended the scene and conducted an inspection of the dump truck. The Langley RCMP traffic collision team have conducted all their necessary scene examination and it appears that speed was a contributing factor in this collision. The investigation is currently still ongoing. Applicable charges may be laid at a later time.
Anyone who was traveling along 16th Avenue early this morning who witnessed this collision or any of the events preceding the collision is asked to contact the Langley RCMP traffic Section at (604) 532-3200 , or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-Tips.
Diane Blain, Cpl.
Langley Media Relations
22180 - 48A Avenue
Langley, British Columbia V3A 8B7
__________________________________________________ _________________Twenty One
Very Important This week we had aweful tragity
« on: August 25, 2005, 12:49:00 PM »
This is difficult for me to write, I put it off yesterday evening and now I am still sitting here blank. So I will do the best I can. Early this week we lost Laren on the ride down south. I am very fuzzy as to the details of the crash as they were not so prominent if my mind when I herd them from Rhonda. We have lost a great man and riding brother. I am at a loss for words............ Laren's funeral is on Saturday at I think around 10:00am, again I am fuzzy on the details. We intend on riding in his memory and attending his funeral everyone's support and participation is appreciated. The whole group is returning early from the SBW ride on Friday. If you have any questions or need someone to talk to please call me 613-6834 my phone is always on.
__________________________________________________ _______________Twenty Two
08-27-2005, 08:48 AM #1
Join Date: May 2003
Real Name: RC Andy
Sportbike: 01 1K
Posts: 137 another rider down
I passed a horrible sight last night. A red Honda down, looks to be either a VFR, or VTR. Looked like the rider was covered over with a tarp. This was North bound on Hwy 99 coming from White Rock, just before the tunnels, just where the HOV lane ends.
RIP!!! I heard it on 1130 as I woke up today.
__________________________________________________ _______________Twenty Three
08-27-2005, 07:14 AM #1
Kevin Schwantz wanna-be
Join Date: May 2003
Real Name: Jason
192nd and 32 ave, surrey...RIP
Another rider dead, 3:30 am morning of 27th. Driver took off from scene by foot and later caught by cop K-9. RIP.
See GOD, then back off
__________________________________________________ _______________Twenty Four
Please refer to this thread now.
We will miss him greatly.
Laren was an inspiration, and just an all around great guy. He would go out of his way for anyone to help them out and lend a hand. I'm a new rider and he would always give me pointers and offer to help me out. Encouraged me at the track every friday. My heart goes out to everyone effected, he was the fearless leader and he will be truly missed by everyone.
Last edited by rlestage : 08-26-2005 at 06:24 PM.
__________________________________________________ _______________Twenty Five
Tuesday, September 20, 10:54 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Sportbike: 1996 honda cbr 600
We've lost another one -- You will be missed by many!!
By Daily Courier Staff A motorcyclist was killed as he passed a turning vehicle on a notorious roadway in Winfield Monday
The unidentified man, a 23-year-old Kelowna resident, was heading north on Bottom Wood Lake Road when the crash happened just south of the Winfield Recreation Centre at 4:05 p.m. He had just left work
He was riding a Kawasaki behind a 2005 Chevy Cavalier and red pickup when he tried to pass the two vehicles on the inside, police say. The motorcyclist turned into the oncoming lane to pass the pickup and the Cavalier
The Kawasaki slammed into the Cavalier as it turned in front of him toward New West Industries, a steel fabricator. The rider was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. Witnesses say the woman driving the Cavalier had two children with her. None of them was seriously hurt, police said. Police say speed was a factor. Employees at Okanagan Tree Fruit Co., a packing plant nearby, say the straight stretch of Bottom Wood Lake Road attracts street racers and speeders
"Some people just fly by. It's asinine," said one woman. "Kids will do 120 clicks (km/h). . . . They think it's a drag strip." The speed limit in the area is 50 km/h. The road was closed for three hours as a coroner, traffic analyst and police officers photographed and assessed the scene
The victim's shoes were strewn 12 metres from the motorbike. More vehicles have been using the road since construction crews began working on Beaver Lake Road to Highway 97
One of the victim's friends watched from behind the police tape as investigators worked
"He was a good guy, always smiling. He always had something smart to say," he said
Police won't release the victim's name until his family is notified.
He was a close friend of some friends of mine. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. He will be missed
__________________________________________________ _________________Twenty Six
Today, 12:31 AM #7
one light at a time
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: new westminster/prince george
Real Name: dale
Sportbike: (repsol)1000 rr
we as well up here in, prince george, lost one of the best and fastest riders. he had years of experiance. we were all going to sportbike west. they( a group of about 9 or 10) left a week early to injoy some back road twisties. and first thing in the morning ,he was going on a left sweeper, not to sharp , and he just dumped her hard to go in to the turn ,and his foot cought, in stead of it sliding on the toe sliders .his foot jumped up and caused the bike to jump a little ,in the turn, and it went in to a low side and hit the mountin wall of rocks......are friend ( i wont mention names) was be hind him ,and ended up doing an endo over the other bike. he is ok but the first bike that went down, he wasnt as lucky. so i just want to say this sucks about your friend cuz alot of us know how much it hurts to lose a good friend and fellow rider. and it doesnt matter how many miles you have under your belt, it can happen to the best of them and does. so again sorry to hear about your buddy ,R.I.P Andy. and my heart goes out to his family and friends. and for my friend to r.i.p Lar you are sadly missed.........................
(new time) personal best 10.479 1/4 mile@136mpheveryone dies,b
eptember 28, 2005 12:10 PM
Subject: langley accident story
Two lives lost on local roads: A hit-and-run accident in rural Langley
and a motorcycle collision at the 200th St. interchange caused two
deaths within three hours. Advancenews (Langley) Tuesday, September 27,
…. a motorcycle crash and a
A motorcyclist was killed after he ran a red light in Walnut Grove late
on Sunday evening.
Earlier that evening, around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, RCMP officers
were called to Walnut Grove after a motorcyclist fatally T-boned another
The motorcycle was heading north on 200th St. when it ran through a red
light on the Hwy. One overpass near 88th Ave. and hit a vehicle that was
turning south from the freeway entrance.
The motorcyclist was killed.
The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured, but is expected to
It is the fourth traffic incident to kill or seriously hurt a Langley
motorcyclist in just over a month.
A 35-year-old motorcyclist died on Sept. 1 when he crashed into a dump
truck in the 24500-block of 16th Ave. Police said speed was a factor in
On Aug. 27, 42-year-old David Barnett of Aldergrove was killed when his
motorcycle was hit by a speeding car that was being driven erratically
near 192nd St. and 32nd Ave.
Three days before, on Aug. 24, David Munro, a 58-year-old Aldergrove
man, seriously hurt his leg when a Ford Ranger swerved into the oncoming
lane and struck him head-on in the 3600-block of 264th St.
Twenty Eight and Twenty Nine
Update: Fatal Traffic Crash
September 26, 2005
On 2005-09-24 at 6:08 PM the RCMP North Island Traffic Services and the Campbell River Detachment received a report and responded to a serious two vehicle motor vehicle accident at Stories Beach on Highway 19A south of Campbell River, BC. Police discovered that a south bound motorcycle with two riders collided into the rear of another south bound vehicle that had stopped in traffic and was attempting a left turn off the highway into the Stories Beach parking lot. Both passengers on the motorcycle were thrown from the bike and succumb to their injuries on scene.
Deceased are Campbell River resident Jodi SACHT- aged 24, and Black Creek resident Renee TANAKA - aged 29. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured
another one lost in the interior
18 year old Wolfey MCKINNON from Prince George was killed on Saturday night on Highway
1, east of Chase. He failed to negotiate a curve on his motorcycle and went off the roadway.
MCKINNON left Prince George at 3:00 P.M., he called a friend at 7:40 P.M. to say he was really cold
but he wanted to continue his ride so he could reach his destination which was Salmon Arm.
Fatigue, inexperience, cold and possibly speed may have been factors in why this young man left the
MCKINNON graduated from a Prince George High School in June of this year. He was on the
honor roll and was extremely athletic. He was a youth and church leader, he was extremely self
motivated and had aspirations of becoming an architect. He had a huge love for big motors and had
just purchased his first motorcycle. He was a brand new driver, having just received his class 5 and
full class 6 licence in the mail, the day he left on his trip. His parents stated “ He had a golden heart
and a golden soul.”
Please, if you are tired DON’T DRIVE, TAKE YOUR TIME AND ARRIVE ALIVE.
Lets make our roads safer for everyone, so no one has to deal with the tragic loss of a loved one.
THIS IS ZERO CRASH MONTH, PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE