UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to further their continuing investigation into a collision between a car and motorcycle that occurred on Hammond Bay Road at Stephenson Point Road.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about Tuesday’s accident who has already not spoken with police, to contact the Nanaimo RCMP. Witnesses may include anyone who saw the collision or provided assistance at the scene, or anyone with dashcam video of the crash or general area.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Const. Craig Schnablegger of the Nanaimo RCMP Municipal Traffic Unit at 250-754-2345, ext. 6356.
PREVIOUSLY POSTED: A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Nanaimo’s Stephenson Point area on Monday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Hammond Bay Road and Stephenson Road at 2:30 p.m. after a collision involving a motorcycle and a car.
The motorcyclist was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
“The [car] was being driven southbound on Hammond Bay Road, by a 17-year-old female and she was turning left into Stephenson Point Road when the motorcyclist struck the car,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “He, an adult male, sustained life-threatening injuries.”
O’Brien added in a news release Monday night that the 47-year-old motorcyclist is expected to be airlifted to hospital in Victoria for further treatment once his condition has stabilized.
The three occupants of the car were not injured and remained on scene after the collision. Both the driver of the car and the motorcycle rider are from Nanaimo.
Hammond Bay Road was closed for about three hours as police investigated, but it has reopened. The motorcycle and car will undergo mechanical inspections.