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View Royal teen struck by two vehicles on Island Highway
A 17-year-old male was badly injured after being struck by a motorcycle and then a car on Island Highway Tuesday night.
West Shore RCMP say the young View Royal man was walking northbound on Island Highway after getting off the bus at Helmcken Road, at about 7:50 p.m.
It appears he stepped onto the roadway and was struck by a northbound motorcycle, said Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz, which flung him further into the road. He was then hit by a southbound sedan.
“Everyone stopped and remained at the scene. Everybody co-operated with the investigation,” Rochlitz said. “There is no apparent drugs or alcohol involved. It appears this was an unfortunate situation where the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing.”
B.C. Ambulance and View Royal fire crews, and West Shore RCMP attended the scene. An RCMP traffic analyst was also called in and Island Highway was closed for about two hours.
The teen was taken to Victoria General Hospital with serious head injuries. Police weren’t sure of his condition Wednesday morning.
The Langford motorcyclist suffered minor injuries, but didn’t crash after hitting the teen.
Rochlitz said neither driver is facing tickets or charges.