UPDATE: Police recommending charges against man involved in motorcycle crash

Motorcyclist on stolen bike crashed on Highway 1 westbound in Abbotsford on Monday morning

A motorcyclist crashed on Highway 1 on Monday morning.

A motorcyclist crashed on Highway 1 on Monday morning.

Abbotsford police are recommending charges against a 31-year-old Abbotsford man who was involved in a motorcycle accident Monday morning.

Const. Paul Walker said shortly after 6:30 a.m. this morning, an officer was conducting routine traffic enforcement along McCallum Road north of Highway 1 and noticed a motorcycle travelling above the speed limit.

The officer, who was also on a motorcycle, followed the other motorcycle onto Highway 1 westbound from McCallum Road.  He noticed that the motorcycle was also missing a license plate and tried to stop the vehicle.

The officer turned on his lights and sirens, and the driver of the other motorcycle turned around and look at the officer before speeding away.

Walker said the officer did not pursue and shut off his lights and sirens.

Minutes later, the officer came across a collision involving a small car and a motorcycle on the off ramp of Highway 1 and Mt. Lehman Road.

The motorcycle involved in the collision was the same motorcycle that had fled from police minutes earlier.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car was uninjured.

Police investigated and  found that the motorcycle involved in the collision had been reported stolen to police.

Police are recommending charges of dangerous driving and possession of stolen property against the man.