Impaired driving suspected in wrong-way crash on TCH
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say impaired driving charges could be coming after a serious head on crash yesterday morning.
It happened around 8:20 am on the Trans Canada Highway north of Beverly Street.
RCMP say one of their officers came upon the crash not long after it happened.
A van driven by 62 year old Chemainus man slammed into another van going the wrong way.
The second van was driven by 45 year old from Port Alberni, who’d apparently turned left instead of right when getting on the highway.
Both men suffered serious injuries, and RCMP say the Port Alberni man is now under investigation for impaired driving causing bodily harm.
“Today is the last day of Impaired Driving Awareness Month.” “We are hoping the message is getting out to the motoring public that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have catastrophic consequences,” says Cpl. Krista Hobday. “We would also like to thank the witnesses who stopped and offered aid at the scene prior to the ambulance arriving,” she adds.