The weekend proved to be a busy one for West Shore RCMP as officers responded to three vehicle collisions within an hour of each other on Sunday afternoon.
At 1:15 p.m., police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a white Dodge Durango in a ditch in 4400 block of Lindholm Road in Metchosin.
Of the two occupants, the driver was suspected to be under the influence of an unknown substance and was transported to hospital for treatment.
The driver was also issued a 24-hour driving prohibition.
Shortly after at 1:20 p.m., police received a report of a single vehicle collision on the Trans Canada Highway at the Veterans Memorial Parkway off-ramp in Langford.
A grey Chevrolet Cavalier with two occupants appeared to go into the ditch and rolled over its side several times before coming to a rest. Emergency crews diverted traffic as they worked to remove the occupants.
A 42-year-old Victoria man was charged with failure to wear a seatbelt.
Finally, at 1:50 p.m., police received a report of a black Toyota Tundra with a single occupant in a ditch. The vehicle had hit a pole and knocked out communications in the 4000 block of Sooke Road in Colwood. Emergency crews diverted traffic while service was restored to the area.
A 32-year-old Esquimalt man was charged with driving without consideration.
“These separate incidents can strain emergency resources, but we worked together to ensure no one was seriously hurt and get everyone moving as soon as possible,” said Constable Matt Baker of the West Shore RCMP. “Everyone should do their part to make our roads safer.”