Scary moment in Parksville

A 68-year-old Courtenay man was airlifted to hospital after his motorcycle was struck by a truck on the Alberni Highway.

  • Apr. 28, 2016 3:00 p.m.

A Courtenay man was airlifted to hospital on Monday after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a truck (not in photo) on the Alberni Highway in Parksville.

A 68-year-old Courtenay man was airlifted to hospital with hip and leg injuries Monday after his motorcycle was struck by a truck on the Alberni Highway near the train tracks in Parksville, Oceanside RCMP reported.

The man was travelling westbound on the highway on a 2008 Yamaha cycle when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy pickup truck entering the highway from the Bottle Depot.

The driver, a 37-year-old Parksville man, was cited for failing to yield after a stop, RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman said.

“He had stopped at the sign, but didn’t see the motorcycle and pulled out in front of it,” Foreman said of the truck’s driver. “He was very upset by this and fully co-operative.”

The victim suffered a serious hip injury and a possible broken femur, said Foreman. He was taken from the site by helicopter as a precaution in case of a possible head injury. The rider was wearing a helmet.

Foreman said RCMP did not know which hospital the man was transported to.

“Everyone that’s using the road should expect to see more motorcycles and bicycles out this time of year,” Foreman said. “It’s good to make a conscious effort to look out for these riders.”

— NEWS Staff

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