Driver runs off after crash on Tillicum

A car crash in the 3100 block of Tillicum Rd., near Arena Road, on Saturday ended with an arrest after one driver ran away

A car crash in the 3100 block of Tillicum Rd., near Arena Road, on Saturday ended with an arrest after one driver ran away from the scene.

Just after 1 p.m. a white 1999 Land Rover rear-ended a 1997 Ford Ranger truck. The truck spun around and the Rover hit it again on the driver’s side door.

The 39-year-old driver of the Rover, a Saanich resident, got out and checked on the driver of the Ranger. He then sat down near the vehicles, but once he heard the police were coming, he walked away and jumped over a fence into a private yard.

Saanich police say the homeowners and emergency personnel followed and managed to convince the man not to leave.

When police arrived the man was still in the yard. He was arrested, released later in the day, and is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while prohibited.

The 54-year-old driver of the Ranger, a Saanich resident, was trapped inside the truck and firefighters had to free him using the Jaws of Life. He had minor whiplash but chose not to be taken to hospital.

reporter@vicnews.com