Motorbike rider suffers fatal end on Boleskine

A 58-year-old man from North Saanich died in a collision in Monday afternoon.

The man was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a truck at 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue in Saanich.

Saanich Police Sgt. Jereme Leslie announced in a release just after 3:30 p.m. that the man had succumb after ambulance crew had taken him to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

Part of the crash was caught on Uptown Bistro’s security camera (top left), partially blocked by the camera clock.

The collision happened during lunch traffic. Acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie said Monday afternoon that police are currently on scene and expect to have Boleskine Rd, near the crash site, completely closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The road will likely remain closed well into the evening and Saanich Police are asking people to use an alternate route.

Monday’s fatal collision was Saanich’s second motorbike crash in less than 24 hours. On Sunday evening a motorcycle crashed at Douglas and Cloverdale sending both the rider and passenger to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich’s plastic bag ban won’t be affected by the Supreme Court ruling against Victoria

Council amended Saanich’s ban to align with the B.C. Court of Appeal’s ruling in November

West Shore Parks & Recreation to unveil new indoor sports complex by end of January

Grand opening of sport court and turf field planned for Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.

Province rejects two ride hailing operators in Greater Victoria

Two smaller companies rejected in CRD; Uber and Lyft approved in Vancouver

Victoria ranks as 16th least affordable city in the world

Vancouver, as well as the Fraser Valley, Nanaimo and Comox Valley also crack the Top 25

Electric BC Ferries vessels on the move in Victoria

Public invited to watch unloading, transport process

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

New U.S. LNG terminal near northwestern B.C. town proposed

AlaskCAN International LNG wants terminal just over Canadian border, but using B.C gas

Couple wonders who’s in a Cariboo photo that’s been hanging in their home for years

Charles and Lynn Dick believe the image was taken at the 70 Mile Road House

‘I would not go’ to China says B.C. traveller concerned about coronavirus

Alice Li said she goes to China every other year but would scrap any travel plans

Royal Canadian Legion expels B.C. member for wearing unearned military commendations

‘Stolen valour is stolen service and it’s just totally wrong’

‘Latte-sipping urbanites’ need to realize value of mining in B.C., association head says

Industry generates a total of $3.9 billion in sales of goods and service across the province

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

Most Read