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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital in after traffic incident in Qualicum Beach

RCMP indicated collision left rider unconscious

A traffic incident in Qualicum Beach resulted in a motorcyclist being airlifted to the hospital.

“On Saturday, Aug. 22 at 1:48 p.m., the Oceanside RCMP were called to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle at Kinkade Road and Island Highway West in Qualicum beach,” said Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman. “A northbound 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle being operated by a 63-year-old Qualicum Beach resident lost control and crossed the centerline after coming across traffic that had stopped for the lead vehicle in the line to turn.”

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The driver then left his motorcycle and struck his head on the pavement. Although he was wearing a helmet, he was unconscious and subsequently airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

“We do not have an update as to his condition,” said Foreman. “No other vehicles were involved in this collision.”

— NEWS staff

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