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.

  • Feb. 15, 2012 6:00 p.m.

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.

 

Just Posted

More than 900 new units planned for Langford Lake development

Council still has to sign-off on rezoning application

Hey Amazon, the bid’s in the mail: Langford mayor

The City of Langford has officially submitted its bid to become the home of Amazon HQ2.

Art has become a lifestyle for local resident

Coast Collective’s latest exhibit celebrates all things late fall

Deadline looming for youth transitional housing

Province says funding for 10 units not available at this time

Island athletes compete at Dragon Boat Championship in China

Eight paddlers will be part of team representing Canada Oct. 18-23

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

EDITORIAL: It’s time to change the sexual assault conversation

The words “Me Too” are taking social media by storm this week,… Continue reading

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Event puts pets in the picture for Halloween

Pets West holding Halloween party Oct. 29 at its Broadmead Village location

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Most Read