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UPDATE: RCMP confirm motorcycle rider no longer in critical condition

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
June 14th, 2024

RCMP said Tuesday that the motorcycle rider who suffered serious injuries following an accident last week, north of Nelson is recovering in hospital.

“We checked on the driver today and he is still receiving treatment in hospital but no longer considered to be in critical condition,” the RCMP emailed statement read.

Nelson RCMP responded to the incident with support from BC Highway Patrol, North Shore Fire Dept, BC Ambulance Service and KERPA (Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association).

RCMP said the operator of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP said the investigation is currently on going and any witnesses who have not already spoken to Police are encouraged to contact the Nelson RCMP at 250-352-2156.

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Motorcycle rider suffers serious injuries after morning crash on Highway 3A

RCMP said a motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries from a three-vehicle accident that halted traffic Tuesday morning on Highway 3A north of Nelson.

RCMP said officers responded to a report of a three-vehicle motor vehicle collision that occurred near Nasookin Road approximately seven kilometres from the Heritage City.

“Investigation showed the collision was the result of a 22-year-old motorcyclist travelling south at a high speed, passing a Dodge truck on the left, inside a slight curve in the road,” RCMP said in a media release Friday.

“As an oncoming Toyota 4-Runner approached northbound, neither the motorcyclist nor the driver of the Toyota avoided colliding.”

RCMP said the motorcyclist suffered serious, life-threatening injuries while the other motorists experienced minor injuries.

“To prevent collisions like the one on Highway 3A, it’s critical everyone slows down and adheres to highway laws,” says Cpl. James Grandy, BC RCMP spokesperson.

“Speeding and unsafe passing endanger lives and can lead to devastating accidents. Let’s prioritize safety and responsibility on the road to protect ourselves and others.”

Morning rush hour traffic was closed for hours while RCMP investigated the accident scene.

RCMP believe intoxication was not a factor in the accident, but speed and unsafe passing were.

This post was syndicated from https://thenelsondaily.com
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