Motorcycle incidents keep View Royal Fire Rescue busy

Good weather calls for more driver awareness of different types of vehicles

April 1 proved to be no joke for View Royal Fire Rescue.

The department dealt with three incidents involving motorcyclists in a span of seven hours.

“It could have been a case of spring fever,” said Assistant Chief Rob Marshall, noting it’s unusual to respond to that many similar calls in such a short period of time. “It was a beautiful day and lots of people were out on motorcycles, bikes or just walking around enjoying the sunshine.”

The first incident involved a motorcycle and a vehicle at the intersection of Admirals Road and Aldersmith Way at 11 a.m. The second crash, at 4:45 p.m., involved a motorcycle, a truck and a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage inlet.

The third involved only a motorcyclist, at Burnside and Helmcken roads shortly after 6 p.m. In all three cases, the motorcyclists were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Marshall reminded drivers to be more road aware, especially at this time of the year when more motorcycles are out. He also reminded people thinking of purchasing a bike to take a road safety course, and that the theme for April on the department’s website deals with distracted driving.

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