West Vancouver police say a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash that closed Highway 99 northbound for several hours Monday night (April 25).
Police were called to a stretch of the Sea to Sky Highway just north of BC Ferries' Horseshoe Bay terminal exit around 5:25 p.m. after witnesses came upon the scene.
When officers arrived, they found a man lying on the ground with what appeared to be life-altering injuries, according to a release from Const. Nicole Braithwaite, West Vancouver Police Department spokesperson.
Bystanders assisted the victim, a 35-year-old who lives outside the Lower Mainland, until West Vancouver Fire and Rescue and BC Ambulance Service paramedics arrived. He was taken to hospital where, as of Tuesday, he remains with broken bones and lacerations.
It appears to have been a single-vehicle crash, although investigators have issued a plea for anyone with information about the crash or what happened in the moments leading up to it to come forward.
“This is a tragic incident,” Braithwaite said. “We are looking for any witnesses who may have information in regards to this incident, to please contact police.”
Due to the serious nature of the crash, the RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service took over the investigation. They set up a detour and kept the highway’s northbound lanes closed for five hours while they collected evidence from the scene.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call WVPD at 604-925-7300 and reference file 22-4473.