Hwy. 1 crash sends three to hospital

Ladysmith RCMP report that ‘no life threatening or life altering’ injuries

  • Jul. 26, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Ladysmith RCMP report that ‘no life threatening or life altering’ injuries have resulted from an accident on Highway 1 and Oyster Sto-lo road Friday morning, July 22 at 9:53 a.m.

Witnesses said a van, traveling south on Highway 1 ‘suddenly drifted to the right as it approached the intersection,” says a media release.

“The van mounted the island at the crosswalk, clipping the light standard at that location and knocking the pedestrian call button off the pole,” states the release.

“Fortunately there were no pedestrians in the area at the time. The van continued across the intersection where it collided head on with the light standard on the opposite side of the intersection.”

Police are still investigating the accident, and have ruled out excessive speed and alcohol.

Conditions at the time were clear and sunny, and traffic volumes were normal for that time of day.

The vehicle was ‘demolished’ on impact. A male passenger and female driver were able to get out of the front seats on their own.

“Passing motorists, who had stopped, as well as workers at the nearby construction site, worked together to extricate the male, who was trapped in the rear of the vehicle.” says the RCMP release. “They also took measures to lessen the likelihood of fire.”

All three of the vehicle’s occupants were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.


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