Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Motorcyclist facing several charges following crash

Image Credit: Google Maps
July 11, 2014 - 5:48 AM

KAMLOOPS - Mounties say alcohol and speed are likely factors in a single vehicle motorcycle crash that closed Highway 1 for an hour last night.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Lane Jumaga says the 25-year-old was speeding on Highway 1 at Columbia St. West around 9:35 p.m. when he lost control and struck the cement barrier. He was thrown and came to a rest west of the Columbia St. West on-ramp.

He was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries while the highway was closed for an hour and police investigated the role alcohol and speed played in the accident.

'The driver is facing several charges in relation to these factors," Jumaga said.

Any witnesses to this accident are asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.  

To contact a reporter for this story, email, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Routine stop in Kamloops turns into yelling match on Halston Avenue
    KAMLOOPS - What should have been a straightforward impaired driving check became tense yesterday as people in two cars yelled at each other about who had guns in their cars, police say. Arou
  • RCMP confirm death of Vernon man was a homicide
    VERNON - What was first described as a suspicious death in Vernon is now being called a homicide by RCMP. Police are officially releasing the identity of a man found dead last Thursday, Mar
  • Kamloops RCMP bust drug dealer
    KAMLOOPS – Police in Kamloops have arrested a Falkland man for drug trafficking following an investigation two weeks ago. RCMP say members of the Street Level Drug Unit conducted an in
  • UPDATE: Man police sought identified
    KAMLOOPS - Kamloops RCMP have spoken with a man they were looking for in connection to a case of false identity. After an RCMP media release this morning, March 29, asking the public for tip
  • First solar road in Canada coming to Kamloops this summer
    KAMLOOPS - The first solar road in Canada will be built this summer at the Thompson Rivers University campus in Kamloops. The Solar Compass Project is due to be installed in June, a year lat
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile