Motorcyclist injured by ‘flying barbecue’

Dodges it after it falls from truck, but crashes as a result

  • May. 29, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A 19-year-old motorcyclist was injured Saturday after he tried to dodge a barbecue that fell out of a delivery truck.

The truck and motorcycle were exiting Golden Ears Way around 2 p.m.

Police said the man steered around the barbecue, but fell off his bike.

He was taken to hospital by the B.C. Ambulance Service where he was treated for injuries and released.

The driver of the delivery truck was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for driving with an insecure load.

Police ready for Pitt day

Ridge Meadows RCMP are warning revellers against drinking in public on Pitt Meadows Day.

Mounties will be patrolling the event on Saturday, June 2, on foot, bicycles and motorcycles. Their ranks will be bolstered by auxiliary constables and community safety officers.

Sgt. Dave Smith will take part in the parade on his horse named Justice.

“Ridge Meadows RCMP commit to keeping the citizens safe during this special event,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.

“We encourage all citizens to come out and enjoy the celebration. Police will have a zero tolerance for anyone who acts in an unsafe manner, especially in regards to alcohol related disturbances.”