Police investigating fatal motor vehicle incident

Ridge Meadows

2023-08-02 13:52 PDT

File # 2023-15495

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident at Lougheed Highway and Spilsbury Street in Maple Ridge that occurred on Tuesday evening.

On August 1, 2023, at approximately 6:50 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline members responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident in which the driver lost control of their motorcycle and swerved into oncoming traffic colliding directly with a minivan.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attempted life-saving measures on the motorcyclist when police and the Maple Ridge Fire Department (MRFD) arrived on scene, however, the 45-year-old female motorcyclist of Port Moody, B.C. was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) also attended the scene to support the investigation. Roads were closed for approximately five hours between 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

This is currently an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Due to the nature of this collision, if you were a witness at this scene and have been affected in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the Ridge Meadows Victim Services program at 604-467-7650.

Police are still seeking witnesses and/or dash cam footage from the area. If you have information for the police please contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP directly at 604-463-6251.

Released by:

Cpl. Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows Detachment
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
Office: 604-467-7647
Email: julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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