Man flung from motorcycle on Royston Road

A man travelling at high speed on Royston Road on a motorcycle Thursday afternoon was airlifted to hospital after he lost control.

AFTER LOSING CONTROL of this motorcycle

AFTER LOSING CONTROL of this motorcycle

A man travelling at high speed on Royston Road on a motorcycle Thursday afternoon was airlifted to hospital after he lost control.

Comox Valley RCMP reported a 36-year-old local resident was taken to Victoria General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, although he suffered serious injuries to his right leg.

Police confirm the shoeless driver was wearing only shorts and a helmet. They do not believe alcohol was a factor, although they feel speed may have been.

“I could hear a motocycle flying up the road. And then I didn’t hear the motorcycle flying up the road any more all I heard was him sliding and sliding and sliding,” said witness Todd Elies to media. “He must have been going really fast.”