Man dies in motorcycle crash in Saanich

A 26-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he drove off road along Shelbourne Street late Saturday night, and hit a street sign and a tree.

A 26-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he drove off road along Shelbourne Street late Saturday night, and hit a street sign and a tree.

The incident occurred at 11:23 p.m. when the northbound motorcyclist left the road near North Dairy Road in Saanich.

Police say multiple bystanders attended to the young man, performing CPR on him until police, fire and ambulance crews arrived. The man was taken to Victoria General Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie says investigators are still determining the cause of the single-vehicle crash, but added that speed appears to be a likely factor.

“It’s a very sad situation,” he said. “It appears he may have just been riding home from work.”

B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating the crash. The coroners service said the man who died is Alan Shang Fung Tam, of Saanich.

kslavin@saanichnews.com