Serious injury after collision near Ogden Point

A Central Saanich motorcyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck from behind by an SUV

VicPD are now asking anyone with information on the lead up to Wednesday’s crash involving a motorcycle at Ogden Point to come forward.

Anyone who saw the SUV or the motorcycle before the crash should come forward. Police are trying to determine if there was any interaction between the two drivers before the crash.

As of late Wednesday the 55-year-old driver of the motorcycle was still at Victoria General Hospital in critical condition.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Anyone with information can call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Original story:

[Update: The man is now described as being in critical condition at Victoria General Hospital.]

A motorcyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck from behind by an SUV at Ogden Point this morning.

Victoria police and a B.C. Ambulance crew quickly attended to a 55-year-old Central Saanich motorcycle rider, who was hit in the cruise ship terminal parking lot.

“It looks by preliminary investigation and witness reports that the motorcycle was rear-ended by a fast traveling SUV,” VicPD spokesperson Cst. Mike Russell said.

The VicPD crash team has cordoned off the area and will spend the next several hours analyzing and reconstructing the scene. Investigators are looking into whether speed or impairment are factors in the collision.

The driver of the vehicle was also taken to hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

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