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Motorcyclist sent to hospital after Wildwood Hill crash

POWELL RIVER, B.C- A man is in hospital after colliding with a pickup truck this morning.

According to Powell River’s deputy fire chief Rocky Swanson, the incident occurred around 9:00 on Wildwood Hill.

The motorcyclist, a man roughly 40 to 45 years of age, had been heading in the same direction as a pickup truck, when he collided with the rear end of the vehicle.

He suffered serious injuries, and was taken to hospital. Swanson did not believe the injuries were life threatening.

Police are now investigating the details of the crash. Swanson did have advice for other drivers in the area.

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“First of all, motorycles are difficult to see,” said Swanson.

“That wasn’t the problem here. Everybody should always be giving motorcycles a little bit of space. However, that particular hill, there are some issues there. Because of it’s gradient, it’s quite steep, and there’s corners all over it. People tend to lean into their accelerator a little bit.”

While he didn’t believe the vehicles involved had been speeding, he said that drivers “tend to bang into each other” along the route.

Traffic was slowed while officers and first responders were on scene, and is now fully moving again.

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