One man is in hospital following a collision between a motorcycle and a car at Highway 1 and Edgelow Road late Monday morning.

Collision on Highway 1 sends man to hospital

A collision late Monday morning between a motorcycle and a car on Highway 1 south of Ladysmith sends rider to hospital.

A male motorcyclist is in hospital following a collision between a Harley Davidson and a Mazda sports wagon on Highway 1 south of Ladysmith late Monday morning.

Shortly before noon Aug. 12, Ladysmith RCMP responded to reports of an accident at the intersection of Highway 1 and Edgelow Road.

Const. Timothy Wang said reports from witnesses indicate that a motorcycle, piloted by a lone male driver, rear-ended a black Mazda sports wagon stopped at a red light where Edgelow Road meets Highway 1.

Both the car and bike were travelling north on Highway 1 when the accident occurred, Wang said, adding that the bike hit the rear bumper of the car before sliding partway underneath it.

The driver of the motorcycle was “conscious and responsive” following the accident, Wang said.

Wang did not know the extent of the man’s injuries, but he confirmed that the driver of the motorcycle was transported by ambulance to hospital in Nanaimo.

“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Wong said, “but thankfully it wasn’t.”

The female driver of the Mazda was uninjured, Wang added.

It’s too early to say if the accident will lead to the driver of the motorcycle being charged, Wang said, adding that the RCMP’s investigation into the accident is ongoing.

“We haven’t yet spoken to the motorcycle driver,” Wang said.