On Jan. 2, Comox Valley RCMP attended to a report of a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian on MacAulay Road in Black Creek.
Upon police arrival emergency services personnel from the Oyster River Fire Department were on scene caring for the injured man. Through investigation it was learned that the injured male and his friend were traveling northbound on MacAulay Road , the injured male was on a long board and his friend was on a bicycle. Neither of the two had a light on and it was reported to be raining at the time. The vehicle that struck the man on the long board was also traveling northbound on MacAulay Road. The young man was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital to care for his injuries but was airlifted to Victoria due to their severity.
On Jan. 5 , the young Black Creek man had succumbed to his injuries while in Victoria General hospital.
No names were released and the investigation is continuing.