On April 7, 2019 at about 3pm a 24 year old Victoria man, walking with his bicycle beside the south bound lanes on the Pat Bay Highway by the Royal Oak overpass, stepped into traffic and was immediately struck by a truck. The driver of the truck had no opportunity to avoid the collision. The man sustained significant injuries and died at the scene. His death has not been deemed suspicious and Saanich Police have turned the investigation over to the BC Coroners Service.
The driver of the truck was not injured and is not facing any charges.
Both Saanich Police and Victoria Police had contact with this man the day prior to his death, for mental health concerns. As a result of this, the Independent Investigations Office of BC has been notified.
This was a very traumatic event that has affected many people and Victim Services is involved. Our condolences go out to everyone impacted by this man’s death.