News

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Abbotsford

A 24-year-old Abbotsford man whose motorcycle collided with a large commercial truck died in hospital Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred at about noon on Downes Road just east of Bradner Road in Abbotsford. The truck driver was headed west and was making a left turn into a driveway.

The motorcyclist, riding a Kawasaki Ninja, had just turned east off Bradner Road, travelled around the blind corner and collided with the truck.

The rider was thrown from the bike and suffered critical injuries. He was transported to hospital but died an hour later.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the driver of the truck remained on scene and was co-operative with police. The collision is still under investigation, but officers are looking into whether speed was a factor.

The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
 
Local charity joins fight against Ebola
 
Fire destroys 86-year-old Abbotsford home
The Reptile Guy hosts haunted house
 
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied
B.C. Small Business Month: A beautiful vision in Cloverdale
 
Richmond Torch party attracts record crowd
 
Murder victim known to police in Alberta

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.