Motorcyclists injured on Alberni Highway

Police say road conditions were good at the time and neither speed nor impairment are believed to have been contributing factors

A 64-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to Victoria hospital with serious injuries after losing control of his bike on Sunday afternoon on the Alberni Highway near Cameron Lake.

Police say the east-bound motorcycle driver lost control and a 59-year-old female passenger on the bike was also transported to hospital with minor injuries but later released. Police provided no update on the condition of the driver by press time on Wednesday.

Police say the east-bound motorcycle driver lost control and both riders were thrown to the road.

Police also say road conditions were good at the time and neither speed nor impairment are believed to have been contributing factors.

The motorcycle will receive a mechanical inspection and a collision reconstructionist attended the scene and traffic was affected for some time, according to the RCMP.Any witnesses are asked to contact Const. Tamara Aquilini at 250-248-6111.

— NEWS Staff

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