Surrey man killed on Westside Road
Aug 27, 2012 / 9:09 pm
Westside Road Update:
Collision 7 km north of Shelter Cove. The road is now open after a fatal motorcycle accident forced the road to be closed for several hours.
Witnesses say the crash happened just before 6 p.m.
RCMP say a 30-year-old Surrey man has died as a result of the crash.
Central Okanagan Traffic Services (COTS) and West Kelowna RCMP were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle collision on the 5000 block of Westside Road.
Apparently, a 30-year-old man, driving a motorcycle Southbound, crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a Northbound SUV. The motorcycle driver was thrown from the bike and suffered fatal injuries upon impact. His family has been notified.
According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was speeding, passing vehicles illegally and crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic.
The man was also found to be prohibited from driving and was not wearing an approved DOT helmet.
There were no other injuries reported.
No charges are anticipated against the driver of the SUV and investigators continue to assist the Coroner in this investigation.
This is the sixth motorcycle death in the Okanagan since March:
- Four crashed in central Okanagan
- Two crashed in the North Okanagan
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