Speed, inattention possible causes of serious motorcycle crash

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
July 3, 2018 - 3:32pm Updated: July 3, 2018 - 9:14pm

The remains of a motorcycle which smashed into the back of a Jeep Cherokee on Stewart Ave. around 5 p.m. on Monday, July 2.submitted/Jacob Geary

NANAIMO — A motorcyclist is recovering from significant injuries after a long-weekend crash.

RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said the 24-year-old Nanaimo man is expected to be in hospital for a significant amount of time after crashing on Stewart Ave. near St. George St. just before 5 p.m. on Monday, July 2.

“For unknown reasons, the motorcyclist decided to change lanes and in doing so, maybe mis-calculated his speed and ran into the back of a Jeep Cherokee,” O'Brien said.

The crash closed Stewart Ave. in both directions for several hours.

Drugs and alcohol have since been ruled out, but O'Brien said speed and driver inattention are being considered as causes of the crash.

Once the investigation is complete, charges against the motorcyclist are possible.

O’Brien said the people in the Jeep, a couple and two small children, were not injured.


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