This southbound Ford F-250 received extensive front-end damage. The right front wheel was sheared off. (Central Saanich PD)

Sober diabetic hits drunk driver

Crash triggered by low-blood sugar

At 6:45 p.m., Central Saanich Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a crash on the Pat Bay Highway and Keating Cross Rd.

According to Cpl. Dan Cottingham of the Central Saanich Police, the 60-year old driver of a white Ford F-250 was southbound on the highway and suffered a “diabetic medical incident” caused by low blood sugar. As a result, he veered left towards a northbound Dodge Ram pickup truck waiting to turn left onto Keating Cross Rd. The Ford’s right front wheel was sheared off as a result.

Even though the driver of the Dodge was not at fault, the 41-year old man was found to be impaired by alcohol. He failed a roadside test and received an immediate 90-day driving prohibition. His Dodge is also impounded for 30 days.

Both men were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


This southbound Ford F-250 was towed approximately one hour after the 9-1-1 call was received. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

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