Two women injured in Sunday’s highway rollover near Chemainus

Chevy Blazer allegedly hits car then rolls, clogging traffic for about a half hour, Crofton fire chief says

Two women suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when their SUV rolled on the Trans-Canada Highway south of Chemainus, Crofton’s fire chief says.

Lee Burridge said the mishap occurred on wet pavement at around 1:30 p.m. in the highway’s northbound lane, about a half-kilometre south of Mural Town.

The wreck allegedly saw a Chev Blazer hit a car, then roll.

The crash caused what Burridge called extensive damage to the car’s rear-end, leaving the flipped Blazer blocking the highway for about a half-hour.

Crofton firefighters attended the scene. They were backed by Chemainus fire hall’s rescue truck in case the Jaws of life were needed to remove folks from the wreckage.

“The two females got out of their themselves,” he said.

The pair was taken to Cowichan District Hospital with unknown injuries while North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP sorted out the crash’s cause.

Identity of the two women was unknown at press time Sunday afternoon.