Southbound traffic on the Trans Canada Highway was slowed to a crawl and all Northbound traffic rerouted after a motor vehicle accident took place at the intersection of Grouhel Road and the Trans Canada Hwy Wednesday afternoon. Keep tuned to the Chronicle for details.

Police investigating motor vehicle accident

Traffic was re-routed after a motor vehicle accident on the Trans Canada Hwy in Ladysmith Wednesday afternoon

The two drivers involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, Sept. 26, are expected to make full recovery, police say.

“They’re both going to be OK, the driver that was [airlifted] has a longer road to recovery because he’s got head injuries but he’s expected to make a recovery,” said Cpl. Doug Brayley, Ladysmith RCMP.

The driver of a red Ford truck was heading north on the Trans-Canada and was attempting to turn left onto Grouhel Road when he struck a southbound, two-tonne, teal coloured Subaru.

“For some reason the truck turned left when he thought it was safe and hit the car in doing so,” Brayley said.

Travellers were held up as both north and southbound traffic was re-routed. The driver of the truck was airlifted to hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and police are contemplating   a violation ticket for an unsafe turn.

Brayley said drivers making a left-hand turn onto Grouhel Road should always do so with extra caution.

“We’ve had a few accidents there before, about three or four in the last couple of years,” Brayley said. “It’s a bit of a dangerous one for sure.”

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