Motorcyclist killed in a collision with pickup north of Courtenay

A 47-year-old man from Sayward did not survive a collision April 21 north of Courtenay between a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

A 47-year-old man from Sayward did not survive a collision April 21 at approximately 3:50 p.m. at Headquarters Road and Smith Road between a motorcycle and a pickup truck.The motorcyclist made a U-turn at the intersection north of Courtenay and then pulled out suddenly in the truck’s path, the Comox Valley RCMP said in a news release. The truck driver was unable to avoid the collision and the motorcyclist was struck and knocked into the ditch.The motorcyclist did not survive. His name will not be released pending notification of his next of kin.The collision analyst attended the scene as well as the coroner.This file is still under investigation. Alcohol and speed were not believed to be factors in this incident.Drivers are reminded that particularly at this time of year, there are many more motorcycles on the road. They can be more difficult to see and offer much less protection to the rider that the compartment of a vehicle.— Comox Valley RCMP