UPDATE: Police continue to analyze data in death of motorcyclist

Nicholas Mercer
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Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a tragic motorcycle death in Victoria last month.

Capt. Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers of Carbonear, a well-known mariner and ship's captain, was returning to his home from a motorcycle run up the North Shore of Conception Bay when his bike collided with a white pickup truck.

Rodgers was transported to hospital, but later died.

Charges have yet to be laid in the incident.

RCMP Sgt. Greg Hicks said the item is still “a very active investigation.”

Police have spoken with witnesses and the driver of the pickup truck and are now in the process of receiving information from the vehicle.

“Part of those serious crashes involves downloading data from the vehicle,” said Hicks.

The hope is this data will help provide a clearer picture of what transpired on the evening of June 23.

“We just want to make sure all of the mechanical pieces and the data from the vehicle matches that,” said Hicks. “It would give us a clearer picture of what happened, because everyone sees something different in a traumatic thing like that.”

Hicks could not say if this data will lead to a charge, but police have been in contact with the family, providing them with updates.


Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: North Shore, Conception Bay

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  • Jerry
    July 25, 2014 - 14:35

    Just want to clarify. This was not a motorcycle accident. This was a person would was run down by a truck. He just happened to be riding a motorcycle.