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Motorcycle strikes pedestrian

Paramedics and police help two victims of a motorcycle-pedestrian collision near Parksville Sunday afternoon. - Steven Heywood
Paramedics and police help two victims of a motorcycle-pedestrian collision near Parksville Sunday afternoon.
— image credit: Steven Heywood

"There are no pedestrians allowed on a highway with good reason," said RCMP Constable Jon Stuart following a collision on Highway 19 Sunday between a man and a motorcycle.

Just before 2 p.m., one of two males crossing the busy highway near Parksville was struck by a motorcycle. The pedestrian and the driver of the bike were injured.

Stuart said witnesses and passers-by stopped to aid the two men until ambulances arrived. Injuries are described as serious, but non-life-threatening.

"No pedestrians, no slow-moving vehicles and no hitchhikers are supposed to be on the highway," said Stuart. "You have other vehicles out here traveling at 110 kilometers per hour."

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