VIDEO: Motorcycle catches fire in Nanaimo traffic

Motorcyclist takes fast action to get burning bike off the road along the old Island Highway

A motorcyclist had to think quickly when his bike caught fire in traffic in Nanaimo.

The incident, caught on a commuter’s dash cam, happened shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, as the motorcyclist was travelling northbound on the Island Highway north of Turner Road when flames erupted from beneath the bike’s fuel tank.

The rider managed to quickly pull the burning bike onto the shoulder of the highway, lay it down and get out of the way of traffic.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue responded to the scene to snuff out the fire and no injuries were reported from the incident.



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo hospital will get a new $34-million intensive care unit

Province of B.C. making announcement this morning

Lantzville isn’t certain its fire hall can stay where it is indefinitely

Councillor raises question around municipal fire station situated on provincial land

Nanaimo baseball team builds practice facility inside recycling depot

Mid Island Pirates held first training session inside Regional Recycling on Tuesday

Regional District of Nanaimo committee chairs appointed

Coun. Ben Geselbracht to chair RDN solid waste management committee

Cedar Yellow Point Artisan Tour marks 30 years of handmade art

Around 20 artists and artisans south of Nanaimo to open their studio doors

VIDEO: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sickens 18 people in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s working with U.S. authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to.

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP look for tips about suspected poppy donation thief

Police have released images of a man suspected of stealing poppy donation cans

Regional District of Nanaimo to review water infrastructure

Region to make assessments of each of its water service areas

Mount Washington Alpine Resort targeting Dec. 7 opening date

Major snowfall in the forecast for this week

Legal battle ahead for suspended B.C. legislature executives

Public removal ‘very unfair,’ says veteran clerk Craig James

B.C. sees biggest spike in homicides across Canada, at 34%

Much of the killing was attributed to gang violence, according to Statistics Canada

Sea lion tangled in rope on Vancouver Island

Marine debris is a ‘significant problem’ for marine wildlife

Postal strike affects charities at critical fundraising time

Canadian fundraising professionals and charities join call for fast resolution

$90,000 pen from space created by B.C man

The Space pen is made from a meteorite

Most Read