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

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