A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich caused some delays for commuters Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich caused some delays for commuters Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Pat Bay Highway crash snarls morning commute at McKenzie Avenue in Saanich

Moved median prompts short closure of Highway 17 Wednesday morning

Emergency crews carried three commuters with unknown injuries to hospital following a three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue.

Sgt. Julie Fast said emergency crews responded to the crash just after 6:30 a.m. after a vehicle heading south on the highway rear-ended another vehicle, pushing it into the centre concrete median. This collision then pushed that piece of the median into a north bound lane, where a vehicle heading in that direction struck it.

“Three people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries,” said Fast.

The highway closed for a time while crews removed the vehicles and restored the concrete median, she said.


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