Daytime crash in Colwood alcohol related, say West Shore RCMP

Single vehicle crash ties up mid-day traffic in Colwood

  • Jul. 21, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Firefighters extracted a man from his heavily damaged Volkswagen Cabriolet yesterday afternoon (July 20) after a single vehicle crash on Goldstream Avenue near Wale Road.

Traffic was diverted for about 45 minutes after a vehicle reportedly hit the cement centre divider, which caused it to head off the road and through a chain link fence.

“It is amazing no one else got injured in this incident,” said Cst. Alex Berube in a news release. “This collision could have had a much more dramatic outcome. Police urge the public to be vigilant for impaired drivers at any time of the day, any day of the week.”

Upon arrival around 12:30 p.m., West Shore RCMP noted several pedestrians present around the vehicle and a lone 39 year old man in the driver seat who appeared injured and unconscious.

Police proceeded with first aid on the driver, trying to keep him conscious until ambulance and Colwood Fire Rescue arrived on scene.

The man was transported to Victoria General Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP say alcohol was a factor in the collision and are recommending alcohol related charges under the Motor Vehicle Act.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mental Health: Fractured services leave community to fill gaps

Greater Victoria service providers working together to help youth

Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay

Saanich police don’t believe it’s a trend

UVic creates emergency bursary for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Students can apply by emailing the financial aid office

Colwood Spring Clean-Up postponed, branch drop-off continues

Strict measures in place for branch drop-off

Saanich teen earns $100,000 commerce scholarship to the University of Calgary

Matias Totz is graduating from St. Michaels University School

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at federal prison in B.C.; other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, refusal to work notice sent, says correctional officer

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns

Mill’s president says extra cleaning in place and workers are social distancing

Two people fined after B.C. police spot online ads re-selling 5,000 surgical, N95 masks

Police confiscated the masks, being sold at inflated prices, and now working with Fraser Health

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

POLL: Will you be able to make your rent or mortgage payment this month?

With the COVID-19 delivering a devastating blow to the global economy, and… Continue reading

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Most Read