Single-car rollover sends Victoria man to hospital

Pat Bay Highway shut down near Quadra overpass for about two hours while investigators tried to determine what led to the crash.

  • Nov. 15, 2011 10:00 a.m.

A man is in hospital after a single-vehicle crash that shut down a portion of the Pat Bay Highway just after midnight last Friday.

Saanich Police say a Mazda 323 hatchback traveling south on the highway near the Quadra Street overpass crossed over the centre median and across the northbound lanes before rolling over. The driver, a 28-year-old Victoria resident, was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver was still conscious when help arrived. The severely injured man was removed from the scene on a spine board by paramedics, and taken to Victoria General Hospital.

The Pat Bay Highway was shut down in both directions in the area near the overpass for about two hours while investigators tried to determine what led to the crash.

A thermal imaging unit was used to confirm that the driver had been the vehicle’s only occupant.

The cause is still under investigation, though initial information suggests alcohol may have been a factor.

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