Nanaimo RCMP investigate a motorbike crash on Rock City Road on Tuesday, Aug. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP investigate a motorbike crash on Rock City Road on Tuesday, Aug. 3. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Motorbike rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash on Nanaimo’s Rock City Road

Section of Rock City Road near Barrington Road closed for investigation

UPDATE: A motorbike rider suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital in Victoria after a crash on Rock City Road at about noon Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Police say it appears the motorbike rider was travelling westbound in the 3700 block of Rock City Road when the incident occurred.

“While it is only early in the investigation, it appears that speed may have been a contributing factor,” the release noted. “Investigators were also unable to find a motorcycle helmet at the scene of the crash.”

The road remains closed and is being detoured at Ocean Pearl Terrace and at Barrington Road.

RCMP are asking any motorists who were in the area at the time of the crash to review their dashcam footage as police are interested in any video of the crash or “pre-collision driving.” Anyone who can help is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2021-28904.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: A motorbike rider was taken to hospital and Nanaimo’s Rock City Road will be closed for hours after a serious crash this morning.

Emergency crews were called to the 3700 block of Rock City Road, near Barrington Road, just before noon on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

The rider involved in the crash was transported by ambulance with unknown injuries.

Crews at the scene said RCMP collision analysts would keep the section of road closed for several hours to investigate.

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