Vancouver – Vancouver Police are investigating the city’s eighth traffic fatality of 2021, which occurred early Wednesday morning when a motorcyclist was thrown from a bike near Queen Elizabeth Park.

The incident occurred around 1:40 a.m., when the 27-year-old motorcyclist was heading south on Cambie Street, near 35th Avenue. VPD investigators believe he somehow lost control of the red Honda CRB, struck the curb, and was thrown from the bike.

A passerby provided first aid until VPD and BC Ambulance Service arrived moments after the collision, however the rider sadly died at the scene.

VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the cause, but don’t believe any other vehicles were involved. Anyone with dash-cam video, or anyone who saw the motorcycle prior to the collision, is asked to call 604-717-3012.