Po­lice comb­ing over data in death of mo­tor­cy­clist

The Compass - - NEWS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing a tragic mo­tor­cy­cle death in Vic­to­ria last month.

Paul Rodgers of Car­bon­ear, a well-known mariner and ship’s cap­tain, was re­turn­ing to his home from a mo­tor­cy­cle run up the North Shore of Con­cep­tion Bay when his bike col­lided with a white pickup truck.

Rodgers was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal, but later died.

Charges have yet to be laid in the in­ci­dent.

RCMP Sgt. Greg Hicks said the item is still “a very ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Po­lice have spo­ken with wit­nesses and the driver of the pickup truck and are now in the process of re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion from the ve­hi­cle.

“Part of those se­ri­ous crashes in­volves down­load­ing data from the ve­hi­cle,” said Hicks.

The hope is this data will help pro­vide a clearer pic­ture of what tran­spired on the evening of June 23.

“We just want to make sure all of the me­chan­i­cal pieces and the data from the ve­hi­cle matches that,” said Hicks. “It would give us a clearer pic­ture of what hap­pened, be­cause every­one sees some­thing dif­fer­ent in a trau­matic thing like that.”

Hicks could not say if this data will lead to a charge, but po­lice have been in con­tact with the fam­ily, pro­vid­ing them with up­dates.

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