Street racing blamed for Victoria vehicle crash

Middle-aged men face charges after vehicles heard roaring up Finlayson Street

Two Victoria men face charges of driving without consideration after a crash police say was caused by street racing early Saturday morning.

Just before 7 a.m. VicPD received numerous 911 calls reporting two vehicles racing eastbound on Finlayson Street from Blanshard Street.

Moments later there was a crash at the intersection of Finlayson and Quadra streets.

“One of the racers attempted to stop his 1997 Pontiac Sunfire for the red light at Quadra Street, but was unable to. The driver went straight through the light and collided with the other vehicle, sending the second vehicle spinning out of control and into a light standard,” said Const. Mike Russell, VicPD spokesperson.

The two drivers were taken to hospital.

Witnesses told police they heard a long screech before a collision. Officers measured the skid mark and found it was about 45 metres. Both vehicles – a 2006 Ford Ranger – were heavily damaged and towed from the scene.

The drivers, Victoria men aged 42 and 57, had their vehicles seized for seven days and face charges of driving without reasonable consideration.

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

VIDEO: Royal Bay Secondary students take flight in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Play tells the story of the orphan who becomes Peter Pan

WATCH: Oak Bay wins regional skating competition

Winning tradition continues leading up to provincials

Sidney designer showing killer collection at Van Fashion Week

A young Sidney designer is showing her 14 piece collection Obsidian Nights at Vancouver Fashion Week

Invasive crab spotted near Sooke

Fisheries need more data to know if numbers are increasing

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying?

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read