Man dies after being thrown from motorcycle in Burnaby crash

Jun 4 2018, 8:50 pm

Burnaby RCMP are investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash over the weekend.

According to police, the incident took place around 11:30 pm on Saturday, as the motorcyclist was travelling eastbound on Burnaby Mountain Parkway.

He reportedly lost control at Gaglardi Way and was “thrown from the motorcycle.”

The 51-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries and died a short time later, as a result of the incident.

Police said that while the exact cause of the collision is still unclear, “it appears speed may have been a factor.”

In the wake of the incident, police are reminding motorcyclists to “to obey posted speed limits and always be prepared for the unexpected.”

RCMP are also asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision – or has dashcam footage of the incident – to call them at 604-646-9999. Those who would like to leave an anonymous tip can do so by contacting  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online.

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