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.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Raptor patrols put feathered garbage gobblers on high alert
ELECTION 2014: Taxes top issue in North Cowichan race
Victoria MP caught in Ottawa shooting drama
Legion recognizes poppy support
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
Employees of Chances officially off the job
Rough weather keeps Marine Search and Rescue busy
Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.