An accident at Hwy 4 and Clarke Road left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. (Google Maps screenshot)

An accident at Hwy 4 and Clarke Road left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. (Google Maps screenshot)

Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after accident near Whiskey Creek

Drugs and alcohol ruled out as factors

  • Apr. 16, 2020 12:00 a.m.

An accident near Whiskey Creek on Wednesday, April 15 left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

Mike Infanti of the Central Vancouver Island Traffic Service said they’re currently waiting for an update on the condition of the rider.

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The accident took place at Clarke Road and the highway, approximately six kilometres west of Qualicum Beach. Witnesses reported a pair of medevac helicopters on the scene and stale traffic for an extended period of time. Both lanes of the highway opened back up at approximately 8 p.m.

“We have a vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn off of Clarke and collided with an eastbound motorcycle,” said Infanti.

Infanti said drugs and alcohol were both ruled out as potential factors in the accident.

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

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