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.