A BC Emergency Services Helicopter transported a woman to hospital with undetermined injuries following an accident in Chemainus Friday morning.
The accident happened on Chemainus Road south of the roundabout at the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill. The helicopter landed at nearby Chemainus Secondary School to evacuate the patient.
Witnesses reported it was a two-vehicle accident, with the driver of a Ford vehicle trapped. The male driver of a Jeep that was also heavily damaged did not require evacuation by helicopter.
Daina Allenby noted on Facebook she witnessed the accident and “it was pretty bad debris everywhere.”
“But both people were awake and talking and the one fellow was out of his vehicle,” she added.
The damage to both vehicles was extensive, according to an employee at McBride’s Service Station that towed both vehicles to its compound. He assessed both as write-offs.
The speed limit on that stretch of Chemainus Road is 50 kilometres per hour.
Chemainus and Crofton Fire Department personnel were on the scene as well as North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.
Chemainus Road was closed in both directions at the accident site for nearly an hour. The scene was cleared at 10:05 a.m.
More as it becomes available.