News

Bowser woman critically injured in crash

PORT ALBERNI - A 41-year-old Bowser woman is in critical condition in hospital after the motorcycle she was driving struck the front end of a car on Highway 4 near Port Alberni on Monday, Sept. 3.

RCMP report the car, driven by a 78-year-old man from Ladysmith, had been making a left U-turn in front of the Coombs Country Candy Store on Highway 4 at around 5:30 p.m. that evening. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the car, striking its front end. Upon impact, the driver was ejected from the bike and was thrown over the handle bars of the bike and the hood of the car.

The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was transported to West Coast General Hospital initially, and due to the severity of her injuries she was then transferred to Victoria General Hospital via air ambulance. The rider remains in critical condition this morning.

The occupants of the sedan were not injured in the crash.

The investigation into the crash continues this morning, as officers continue to speak to witnesses and examine the scene.

— Port Alberni RCMP

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Former Oceanside RCMP officer earns award of valour
 
Flooding in Errington may be caused by intentionally clogged drain
 
Residents around Little Qualicum River are frustrated
Hydro announces more dam upgrades worth ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’
 
NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC
 
Historic police charge books returned to VicPD after digital preservation
This and That November 26
 
Beer, Burgers & Blades
 
Police to conduct roadside safety checks

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.