Roberts Creek

South Surrey student victim of fatal ATV crash

A collision with concrete barrier near a bridge on the Sunshine Coast claimed the life of the visiting teen Saturday.

An 18-year-old South Surrey high school student was killed in a single-vehicle ATV crash Saturday afternoon in Roberts Creek.

Sunshine Coast RCMP say the victim was driving the ATV on a well-used forest service road, at around 2 p.m., when he collided with a concrete barrier near a bridge.

The impact threw the driver approximately 30 feet down a ravine. Evacuated from the area by air ambulance, he was flown on to Vancouver General Hospital, but did not survive his injuries.

An experienced ATV user, he had been out with a group of six riders – one of them a family friend he was visiting on the Sunshine Coast – when the accident occurred.

Police have not released the identity of the victim, pending conclusion of a coroner’s investigation, but say it appears to have been a straightforward accident, without contributing circumstances such as alcohol, weather or road conditions.

“Thousands of riders have gone past that spot without incident, but if you hit it a certain way, a rut or something could throw someone off-track,” said Cst. Harrison Mohr of Sunshine Coast RCMP.

 

 

Just Posted

ELECTION QUESTIONS: How do candidates form their opinions on transit in Surrey?

Who is on the right side of Surrey’s transit debate? That’s for voters to decide come Oct. 20.

Surrey wants BNSF to slow Crescent trains

Mayor Linda Hepner said ‘it’s the least we can do’

Rail-safety forum planned for White Rock this Friday

Event to include municipal, federal, provincial governments

White Rock open house to discuss city’s aquifer protection plan

Examination of potential hazards includes increased population, climate change

‘Connecting Threads’ and more in Surrey Art Gallery’s fall shows

Free admission at opening reception and panel discussion Sunday afternoon

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

Possible shooting on Abbotsford street near Aldergrove

Witnesses report what sounded like 4 shots fired Tuesday evening, but that has not been confirmed

5 to start your day

B.C. parents sue after toddler dies in unlicensed daycare, vehicle explodes in Pitt Meadows and more

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon.

Dozens speak at Vancouver hearing that could see duplexes replace single homes

The city clerk says 73 people signed up to speak at the hearing that began early Tuesday evening and adjourned hours later with 34 speakers still waiting.

North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

The death toll rose to at least 37 in three states Tuesday, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina.

North and South Korea say they plan to bid for 2032 Olympics

Moon and Kim announced a sweeping set of agreements including a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

Russia’s reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

The World Anti-Doping Agency is due to vote Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, on possible reinstatement of Russia.

Most Read