Emergency crews at the scene of a crash between van and motorcycle (Josh Casey photo)

Emergency crews at the scene of a crash between van and motorcycle (Josh Casey photo)

Motorcycle rider injured in crash northwest of Smithers

UPDATE: Charges have been laid against the van driver. Hwy 16 reopened after crash snarls traffic.

  • Jul. 7, 2017 3:00 p.m.

UPDATE:

Smithers RCMP said investigation determined the driver of the van passed unsafely at a high rate of speed and collided head on with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist fortunately slowed. He was transported to Bulkley Valley District Hospital with a significant left leg injury.

Charges under the Motor Vehicle Act were issued to the 65-year-old female van driver.

Smithers RCMP remind the public to be cognizant of the increased traffic on roads during the summer.

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A Person injured in crash involving a motorcycle Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle crash northwest of Smithers on Hwy 16 between Johnson and Engman Roads just after 2:30 p.m. Friday (July 7) after a van and motorcycle collided.

The motorcycle and rider ended up in the ditch.

At least one person was transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

Traffic is moving again on Highway 16 past Evelyn.

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