A motorcyclist was taken to hospital in critical condition after a serious crash on Sea to Sky Highway, and speed was a factor in the crash, police says. The injured motorcyclist remains in hospital and continues to receive medical attention. The crash that closed the highway for five hours on a busy, sunny weekend.
In a press release, Squamish RCMP said police received a call about the accident on Saturday, April 29, at about 9:20 am. A motorcyclist travelling southbound struck a car after losing control of his bike near Britannia Beach. Police say the occupants of the car were not injured in the crash. BC Ambulance, Britannia Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Miller Capilano, a local towing company and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service responded to the accident along with Squamish RCMP.
“The investigation remains active,” says Corporal Angela Kermer, Sea to Sky RCMP. “In particular, we can determine the extent of speed being a factor once we finish gathering and assessing statements, photos, and accident measurements.”
Sea to Sky RCMP recommends travelers keep a safety kit in their vehicles, with necessities such as water, snacks, a first aid kit, medications, a charging bar for devices, and anything else you think you may need for these types of situations. Police also encourage people to tune into local media and Sea to Sky RCMP social media accounts for updates. Anyone with more information on this crash can call the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca