Friday morning commute highly impacted as West Shore RCMP kept busy responding to motor vehicle collisions.

West Shore

2021-09-17 09:26 PDT

File # 2021-17461

West Shore RCMP are urging motorists to drive carefully after responding to several motor vehicle collisions around the West Shore which slowed down the morning commute significantly.

At around 6:00 am, West Shore RCMP were called to assist for a BC Transit bus that had rolled over while travelling southbound on the Trans-Canada Hwy near Thetis Lake. While the investigation remains underway, initial evidence gathered at the scene revealed that the bus was empty and the lone driver attempted to avoid a possible hazard caused by another vehicle ahead. The bus driver was taken to hospital by ambulance to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

At around 7:00 am, West Shore RCMP responded to the intersection of Wale Rd and Goldstream Ave for a two vehicle collision. Witnesses reported that a blue Nissan Leaf had turned in front of a blue Ford pickup, resulting in a head-on collision. The driver of the pick up truck was transported to hospital by ambulance.

At around 7:00 am again, West Shore RCMP were called, this time to attend the 400 block of Goldstream Ave. for a three vehicle collisions that resulted in a rear-ender. There were no injuries reported, however due to the heavy traffic, tow trucks were delayed in attending the area.

At around 07:40 am, West Shore RCMP were called to the intersection of Langford Pkwy and Phipps Rd after a female pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian was not seriously injured and the driver of the vehicle remained on scene to cooperate with the investigation.

We are asking drivers, pedestrian and cyclists to spend some time getting ready to stay safe during wet weather, says Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP.

We recommend the following wet weather road safety tips:

 

Released by

Cst. Alex Bérubé

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
www.westshore.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-474-2264
Fax: 250-474-8970

Email: westshore_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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