Street bike driver and passenger take a tumble over a cliff

Two people were airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital following a single vehicle incident on the Pacific Marine Circle Route.

  • Jun. 20, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Two people were airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital following a single vehicle incident on the Pacific Marine Circle Route.

The two were on a street bike, when the driver failed to negotiate a left hand turn, Sunday, June 19, at approximately 5:25 p.m. The driver and his female passenger were ejected from the bike down a 10 foot cliff.

Another cyclist in the six-person group of bikes then drove to the Mesachie Lake Fire Hall, as there was poor cell phone coverage at the collision site.

The Mesachie Lake Fire Department in turn contacted the Lake Cowichan RCMP and the BC Ambulance Service.

The passenger was treated for her injuries and released. As of Monday morning, the driver remains in hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol has not been determined to be a factor in the collision. The traffic analyst from South Island Traffic Services was on-scene and will supply a report of his findings in conjunction with the investigation.

– RMCP press release