Bad weekend for bikers on Hwy 1

Motorcyclists are being reminded to watch their speed and stay alert to the flow of traffic after four injury accidents over the weekend.

  • Aug. 9, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Motorcyclists are being reminded to watch their speed and stay alert to the flow of traffic after four injury accidents over the weekend.

A 44-year-old motorcyclist from Chilliwack was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious injuries Sunday.

Police said the unidentified motorcyclist was travelling with a group of motorcyclists on Hwy. 1 when he lost control at McCallum Road in Abbotsford as the others slowed for traffic.

“The operator slid down the roadway, but did not collide with any other traffic,” RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said.

On Saturday, two Abbotsford motorcyclists, one male and one female, were airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital with serious injuries after crashing into each other on Hwy 99 at Porteau Cove at about 12:30 p.m.

“One of the riders was attempting to pass another vehicle to join up with the other rider, and in doing so, the first rider slowed and the second rider collided into the first rider,” Thiessen said.

As police officers were investigating that crash, another crash involving a 44-year-old male motorcyclist from New Westminster occurred on Hwy 99 at Brittania Beach.

“The motorcyclist was unable to stop as traffic slowed,” Thiessen said, but he did not collide with any other traffic and sustained only minor injuries.


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