Serious incidents keep VicPD busy

Taxi crash kills one; body washes up on Dallas Road beach

Mohammed Shariff Abdi died when the Yellow Taxi he was driving slammed into a pole near the corner of Gorge Street East and Garbally Road around 2:30 a.m. last Friday. Victoria Police say there is no indication that the vehicle braked or slowed in the moments before the crash.

Three other men, all believed to be in their 20s, are in hospital following the single vehicle collision.

When VicPD officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the driver dead and the three passengers in the taxi injured. Two of the injured men are in hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the third is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The intersection was closed for several hours as the VicPD CRASH team conducted their on-scene investigation. Investigators are currently determining whether speed and impairment were factors in the collision.

Just before 7:30 a.m. Monday morning someone walking along the beach in the 1400-block of Dallas Road discovered the body of a deceased person. Police blocked the walkway while B.C. Coroner Service removed the body and police combed the area for clues. VicPD Communications Coordinator Bowen Osoko said no details would be released pending identification and notification of the next of kin.

 

Just Posted

Sooke school district creates new comprehensive school health position

Ruchi McArthur will develop framework to improve wellness of students

B.C. police watchdog investigating high-speed crash in Victoria

Police watchdog called in after dramatic early morning crash at Bay and Douglas intersection

VIDEO: RCMP officer killed in the line of duty remembered ‘through the laughter of children’

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

Westhills Stadium launches expanded stadium with ceremony, excitement

expanded stadium accommodates 6,000 spectators

NCAA basketball comes to UVic this fall

Eight-team tournament features top university women’s basketball teams Nov. 28-30

Trudeau to meet with U.K. and Japanese prime ministers ahead of G7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, this year’s G7 host, has little expectations of a unified front from the leaders

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and stand-up guy at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Most Read