A rear end collision between a motorcycle and a car on the Trans Canada Highway Tuesday resulted in serious injuries to two people, requiring medivacs by air ambulance to hospitals in Vancouver and Victoria.
The accident occurred in the south-bound lane, at the Oyster Sto Lo intersection, north of Ladysmith just after 2 p.m. Initial reports have determined that the motorcycle rear-ended the car, which “appeared to be stopped in the intersection,” according to an RCMP report.
Both the rider and passenger of the motorcycle were seriously injured in the crash. A male driver remains in hospital with severe head injuries; and a female passenger may have sustained a broken pelvis.
The driver and passenger of the car were assessed at the scene, but did not have injuries that required they be taken to hospital.
“South Island Traffic Services have assumed Primary Investigative status and have now assumed full control of the investigation,” said Staff Sgt. Dave Herman of the Ladysmith RCMP.
A Specialized Island District Traffic Analyst was called to the scene to conduct a forensic examination.
No criminal charges are pending, Sgt. Andre Dentoom of South Island Traffic Services said. However, there could be charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.