UPDATE: Military police investigating Nanoose Bay motorcycle crash

Single-vehicle accident at CFMETR sends one to hospital

A civilian employee of the Department of National Defence was airlifted to a Victoria hospital after a motorcycle crash in Nanoose Bay at Candian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges on Tuesday, Aug. 15. — File

A motorcycle accident in Nanoose Bay at the Canadian Forces base is under investigation by military police.

According to Lt. Navy Melissa Kia, a spokesperson with Maritime Forces Pacific, “The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed that there was a single-vehicle accident at CFMETR (the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges) in Nanoose Bay on the 15th of August, 2017.

“Following the incident, the motorist in question was airlifted to hospital in Victoria where they were transferred into the care of emergency health services.”

Kia said no information on the motorist or their condition could be released, citing the Privacy Act.

Lt. Navy Tony Wright later added that the vehicle involved was a motorcycle, and that the motorist was a civilian employee of the Department of National Defence.

Other news reports have said the motorist is male.

Kia and Wright said they would not confirm this, in the interest of privacy, nor the nature of the person’s injuries, though Wright noted they were severe enough to warrant an airlift.

Kia added, “At the moment, the incident is currently under investigation by military police. As well, since the incident is under investigation, it would be inappropriate to speculate as to the cause.”

— The NEWS Staff