Paramedics called to Oak Bay golf course as man crashes bike into sand trap

Oak Bay police respond to social distance concerns

On April 4 a man riding his bike on Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay injured himself and was visited on scene by B.C. Ambulance Services and the Oak Bay Police. Golf courses are closed during the current COVID-19 shutdown. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay police officers were called to the Victoria Golf Course at about midnight on Saturday where an 18-year-old man rode his bike into a sand trap and injured his back.

“He was out with a group of friends riding along the beach then up on to the course,” said Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties. “Apparently he did not see the large drop and flipped over the front of his bike, shattering his helmet and causing a potential back injury.”

The boy was taken to the hospital.

The youths were spoken to about biking on private property and also about being together during COVID-19.

Calls regarding social distancing are a new phenomenon and were among Oak Bay Police’s weekly calls for the week of March 30 to April 5.

Multiple residents abiding by the suggested social distancing guidelines called Oak Bay police last week out of concerns over a lack of social distancing behaviour in apartment buildings.

“Please be respectful of your neighbours and limit your time in common areas such as the stairwells, lobbies, elevators, laundry rooms and parking garages,” Bernoties said.

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