Video shows motorcycle speeding nearly 300 km/h on Vancouver Island

Video shows motorcycle speeding nearly 300 km/h on Vancouver Island

Concerning video has appeared on social media showing a motorcycle travelling at blistering speeds on Vancouver Island.

A dashcam video posted on March 1 shows a motorcycle rider reaching speeds of 299 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway just south of Nanaimo.

The video was posted to an Instagram account called “Atrixill,” which started posting similar videos on Feb. 19.

The account’s bio reads “zx-10r,” referring to a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R motorcycle, as well as the message “Sometimes I go fast…” and “Vancouver Island” with a pin emoji next to it.

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It’s difficult to tell where all of the videos are taken, but a recent video showing the rider going well over 200 km/h on the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver has recently made waves on the mainland.

Vancouver Police have confirmed with CHEK News that its officers are investigating that video.

Meanwhile, the Vancouver Island branch of the BC Highway Patrol told CHEK News that it plans to look into the videos.

It’s not the first time that speeding videos have made headlines on Vancouver Island.

In 2022, a video showed a pair of “reckless” motorcyclists speeding almost 300 km/h on the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich.

READ MORE: ‘Reckless’ motorcyclists speeding almost 300 km/h on Pat Bay difficult to convict, say police

The videos were posted to a TikTok account under the name Collin Penzel, which was subsequently deleted.

At the time, Victoria criminal lawyer Michael Mulligan told CHEK News that recordings like these aren’t necessarily a slam dunk for criminal convictions.

“The person posting the video may not be the person in the video,” he said, adding that it’s hard to prove who is behind the wheel in such videos.

With files from CHEK’s Kori Sidaway

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