Female driver airlifted to Victoria hospital – Ladysmith Police Briefs

The Ladysmith RCMP responded to 87 calls for service from July 27 to Aug. 1, including thefts and a car accident.

The Ladysmith Detachment responded to 87 calls for service over the past seven days.

Friday, July 27

• In the early morning hours of July 27, the Ladysmith RCMP responded to a report of a loud bang and a car horn going off on Victoria Road. Upon police attendance, they located a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident. A Toyota Camry driven by a California resident drove off the road and into the trees. Paramedics and the North Cowichan Fire Department also attended the scene.  The female driver had to be extracted from the vehicle by the fire department and suffered serious facial injuries, as well as a fractured leg and ribs. The female was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital where she underwent surgery. Also in the vehicle was a dog, which was taken to a local veterinarian by the attending RCMP officers. The police are continuing their investigation into the accident.

Saturday, July 28

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen brown 24-speed men’s racing bike. The bike was taken from a shed on the property in the 3700 block of Roberts Road. The police are continuing their investigation.

Tuesday, July 31

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of a stolen lawn mower from a residence in the 100 block of Esplanade. The mower was stolen in the past week and was a five-horsepower Murray mower.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

• The Ladysmith RCMP received a report of gas being stolen from a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Oyster Bay Drive. The gas line was cut, and gas was drained from the tank. There are no witnesses or suspects. The police are continuing their investigation.