A 65-year-old Langford man died after his motorcycle was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the Malahat on Monday afternoon. The collision occurred at the intersection of South Shawnigan Lake Road and the Trans Canada Highway just after 4 p.m. The motorcyclist was traveling in the highway’s northbound lane when he was struck by an SUV turning into the same lane from South Shawnigan Lake Road.
The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries. He was treated at the scene and en route to the hospital by emergency personnel, but was pronounced dead. The 41-year-old Victoria woman driving the SUV was not injured.
"Our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends," Shawnigan Lake RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Scott Stephen said. "We’d like to extend our appreciation to those who rendered assistance at the scene, and for the patience shown by everyone who was delayed as we completed our investigation."
The highway was closed for an hour and a half as an RCMP collision analyst/reconstructionist conducted their investigation.
The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released.