Speed may have been a factor in fatal Burnaby Mountain motorcycle crash: police

Burnaby RCMP are looking for witnesses in a fatal motorcycle crash in Burnaby Saturday.

A motorcyclist was riding eastbound on Burnaby Mountain Parkway at about 11:30 p.m. and lost control of his motorcycle at Gaglardi Way, according to police.

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The 51-year-old man was thrown from the motorcycle and later died, police said.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but police say it appears speed may have been a factor in the single-vehicle crash.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dashcam video of it is asked to contact police at 604-646-9999.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

Motorcycle crashes in B.C. peak in the summer as warmer weather and conditions bring more riders onto the road, according to police.

Burnaby RCMP is cautioning motorcyclists to obey posted speed limits and to always be prepared for the unexpected.

Advice and tips from ICBC can be found at tinyurl.com/MotorcycleTips.


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