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October 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Motorcyclist Dies as Result of 97 Crash

Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  RCMP in Prince George  have confirmed one person has died  as a result of injuries sustained in a crash  involving a motorcycle and van  on highway 97 north at Nordic Drive  last evening.

The crash occurred   around5:45 last evening.  The lone rider of the motorcycle  and the  lone driver of the mini-van were both transported to hospital  where the adult male  motorcycle rider  succumbed to his injuries.

The  driver of the mini van is expected to recover.

The investigation into this tragedy is just beginning, however,  police say iIt appears that alcohol was not  a factor.

This is the third  incident involving a motorcycle in  two days.

On Thursday September 14th, 2017 at approximately 1:00 PM, the Prince George RCMP responded to a single motorcycle collision on Highway 97 and Kelly Road in Prince George.  The lone adult female rider was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Later the same day,  Prince George RCMP responded to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Central Street West and 15th Avenue . A motorcycle and a SUV were involved in this collision.  There  were no significant injuries reported.

Police would like to remind both vehicle and motorcycle operators to take extra caution on the roads, especially this time of year  Motorcycles are harder to see and it is the responsibility of all road users to look out for one another.  Although all three of these incidents happened during daylight hours, the days are getting shorter and visibility more difficult.  Please ensure that headlights are used at all times of the day, that you travel at the posted speed, and drive or ride to the conditions of the road.


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