Father killed, son taken to hospital following motorcycle crash in Glen Valley

Police say elevated bridge deck may have blocked motorcyclist's view of left-turning farm vehicle

A father-and-son summer motorcycle ride turned tragic in Glen Valley on Wednesday afternoon.

A 41-year-old Abbotsford man was killed and his 10-year-old son is in hospital after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a farm truck in north Langley.

According to Langley RCMP Sgt. Alex Mulvihill the crash, in the 26700 block of 88 Avenue, took place just before 5 p.m.

The man and his son were travelling east on 88 Avenue when they collided with a flat-bed truck making a left out of a driveway onto 88 Avenue.

Both the man and boy were ejected from the bike.  The man died at the scene.

The boy was airlifted to B.C. Children’s Hospital where he is said to be in stable condition.

Both were wearing helmets and that likely prevented any head injuries for the boy, said police.

Police are  investigating whether poor sight lines played a role in the crash, which  occurred is on a small, slightly elevated, bridge.

The motorcyclist may have had his sight lines blocked by the rise in the road.

There were several witnesses and the back road was fairly busy at the time, said Mulvihill.

The driver of the farm vehicle was uninjured.

Police urge all motorcyclists to drive defensively and not to speed.

They also recommend that riders wear proper gear. That wouldn’t have helped in this crash, but riding gear can minimize road rash and injuries, said police.

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