UPDATE: ATV rider, 20, killed near Cumberland

A 20-year-old Courtenay man died after a weekend collision on a logging road near Cumberland.

A 20-year-old Courtenay man died after a weekend collision on a logging road near Cumberland.

The Comox Valley RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a collision involving an all-terrain vehicle on the Trent River Main near Cumberland on Saturday just before 3:30 p.m.

Initial reports indicate the man was following a few dirt bikes. When he attempted to take a turn in the roadway, police note it appears he was unable to make it safely and was then tossed from the ATV.

Although the man was wearing an approved helmet and face shield, he did not survive the collision.

“Our thoughts are with this man’s family and his friends. We are hoping to help them as they are faced with the loss of a loved one,” said Deb White of the Comox Valley RCMP’s Victims Services office.

The Comox Valley RCMP and an RCMP Traffic Analyst will work with the BC Coroner’s Office to determine a cause for the accident.

— Comox Valley RCMP


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