Two motorcyclists survive Malahat mishap Saturday

Details were hazy at press time about a traffic mishap involving two motorcycles and a car Saturday morning on the Malahat.

Malahat fire chief Rob Patterson did not attend the incident, but believed the bikes were knocked over — their riders escaping serious injuries after a little red car failed to negotiate construction gear, marking cones and barriers near Tunnel Hill.

"The car apparently didn't merge well with others," Patterson said.

"Everyone walked away OK."

He explained one biker was spared serious injury due to wearing leathers.

Mill Bay firefighters were scrambled for back up during the incident that slowed traffic for a short period, Patterson explained.

The veteran chief urged drivers to allow more time, and to take extra care when driving the 'Hat during current median-barrier construction directed by flaggers.


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