Dirt biker killed in resource road collision

Safety Alert Type: 
Resource Roads
Crawford Resource Road – KM 22.5 (near Revelstoke, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Schiller Contracting Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

The following Safety Alert was submitted on behalf of Schiller Contracting Ltd as an advisory to travellers on resource roads. It serves as a reminder of the potential risks associated with the use of resource roads, and all users need to plan properly and be diligent in ensuring their own safety.

Resource road users should ensure they are familiar with the “Rules of the Road” within the area they are planning to travel. For clarification or further resources please contact BCFSC Transportation Safety Ph: 1-877-324-1212 or the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Office in your area.

Link to BCFSC Resource Road User Guide: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/tk_pdfs/gde_resrd.pdf 


For industry communication purposes, the following information is released:

It was approximately 4:30pm and the last crew truck coming out of the block was cresting a blind hill at the same time as two dirt bikers riding side by side crested the other side. The driver of the crew truck avoided one motorcyclist but could not avoid the other and sudden impact occurred, causing death to the cyclist.

RCMP and emergency services and the coroner were dispatched.

These are some contributing factors found at this time:

• Visibility on this section of the log road is limited

• No radios were in use by the dirt bikers

• The dirt bikers were travelling on an active log road without means to communicate with oncoming vehicles.

At this time, the investigation is ongoing and will focus on identifying all possible contributing factors as well as make recommendations to minimize the potential for a similar incident to occur. The Council will post a follow up to this alert when the additional information becomes available.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

To be determined

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Blair or Tracey Schiller, Schiller Contracting Ltd. (250) 837-2644 tracesch@telus.net

or Chielo Pronovost, Akita Safety Inc. (250) 309-8783 chielo.pronovost@gmail.com 


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