News

UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in Malahat crash

  -
— image credit:

A 64-year-old man succumbed to injuries he sustained from being struck by a vehicle on the Malahat on Monday afternoon.

The motorcycle rider, Gerald Ernest Loiselle, aged 64, of Victoria, was riding in the northbound lane shortly after 4 p.m. when a SUV turned left from South Shawnigan Lake Road northward onto the Trans-Canada Highway.

The SUV was driven by a 41-year-old Victoria woman, who was not injured in the collision.

The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash. Despite the efforts of emergency medical services at the scene and en route to the hospital, he passed away.

“Our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends” Sgt. Scott Stephen, detachment commander for the Shawnigan Lake RCMP, said in a media release. “We’d like to extend our appreciation to those who rendered assistance at the scene, and for the patience shown by everyone who was delayed as we completed our investigation.”

The highway was completely closed for about an hour and a half, while a RCMP collision analyst/reconstructionist conducted a detailed investigation of the crash.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

GALLERY: Five local Christmas gift ideas from the Handmade Parade
 
UPDATE: Charges laid in U.S. against murder suspects arrested in Abbotsford
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
Murder charge laid in death of Sooke woman
 
New pool plan floated to Alberni city council
 
Coun. Hira Chopra to run for Alberni mayor
Dateline Cowichan: Duncan finds there is only one way to go
 
News Leader Pictorial wins gold
 
Love is never over the hill