Two teens injured in motorcycle crash

Two teens are in hospital recovering from broken bones and other non-life threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash on Lakes Road.

The single-vehicle crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, near Wicks Road.

“When police arrived on scene paramedics were attending to the 16-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, and his 18-year-old female passenger,” Const. Markus Lueder, spokesman at the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, said in an email.

“It appears the youth was riding north on Lakes Road on a Yamaha R6 when the bike hit a curb, knocking both riders off and into the ditch. The bike then continued on until it came to rest in the yard of a

private residence, after going through a fence.”

Police were not able to question the motorcycle’s two occupants at the scene due to their injuries.

Both were taken via ambulance to Cowichan District Hospital

“A witness near the scene heard the motorcycle approach on Lakes Road, saying it sounded like it was going at a high rate of speed, and then heard a ping and a crash,” Lueder added.

Police followed up with the 16-year-old’s guardian on Monday morning and learned he was in stable condition in a Victoria hospital, recovering with several broken bones and some internal injuries.

The passenger, from Shawnigan Lake, is also suffering from broken bones but recovering well in hospital, police said.

“Police are continuing to investigate the incident,” added Lueder, “with the driver facing charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.”

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