A number of vehicle-related injuries and fatalities took place in the Lower Mainland over the weekend, and one of the latest collisions reported by police involved motorcycles in the Fraser Valley.
B.C. Highway Patrol Chilliwack stated in a news release issued today (September 27) that around 11:04 a.m. on September 25, emergency services and officers responded to a report of a fatal collision on Highway 7 at Chawathil Road in Hope, B.C.
According to B.C. Highway Patrol Chilliwack, an eastbound Mazda had attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle but collided with one of two westbound motorcycles.
The first motorcycle then fell down and threw its rider, and was hit by the second motorcycle, which also threw its rider.
Both motorcycles ended up in a ditch.
Tragically, the first rider was killed in the collision. Meanwhile, the second rider was taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
B.C. Highway Patrol stated the Mazda driver, a woman in her 20s from Port Coquitlam, was not injured and remained at the scene.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but impairment has been ruled out as a contributing factor.
Any witnesses or anyone who has information about this collision, including dashcam footage, is asked to contact B.C. Highway Patrol in Chilliwack at 604-702-4039.
This morning, B.C. Highway Patrol reported that a two-vehicle collision on the Port Mann Bridge left two drivers injured and eastbound lanes have been closed during the investigation.
Yesterday (September 26), a 21-year-old driver was arrested after a collision took place on Northwest Marine Drive, killing two 18-year-old UBC students.
Meanwhile, a homicide investigation is underway after an unidentified body was discovered in a truck found on fire in Maple Ridge on September 25.