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UPDATED: Morning traffic in Saanich interrupted after driver crashes into centre median, retaining wall

No serious injuries reported, driver not impaired, police say
A single-vehicle collision involving a driver who struck the median on McKenzie Avenue at Carey Road interrupted morning traffic on Jan. 21. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Traffic was slow-moving on McKenzie Avenue near the Pat Bay Highway on Thursday morning following a single-vehicle collision.

At 7:40 a.m. on Jan. 21, Saanich police, firefighters and paramedics were called to McKenzie Avenue at Carey Road after a westbound driver crashed into the median.

After losing control of the vehicle, the driver, “struck the centre median, crossed the intersection and finally came to rest against the retaining wall,” said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer for the Saanich Police Department.

According to Asst. Deputy Fire Chief Mike Kaye, the incident was minor and there were “no significant injuries” reported but the driver was assessed by paramedics.

Traffic in the area was reduced to a single-lane and later blocked while the tow truck arrived to remove the damaged vehicle from the roadway. The intersection was cleared just before 9 a.m. and traffic resumed.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident but Anastasiades said “impairment was not a factor.”

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