A 20-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a minivan in Saanich early Monday morning.
At approximately 6:50 a.m., three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.
According to Saanich Police, a blue Dodge Caravan minivan was heading east on McKenzie Avenue when it struck two other vehicles, a grey Yamaha scooter and a grey Honda Civic that were both heading west on Mckenzie Avenue.
After colliding with the two vehicles, the 25-year-old male driver of the minivan continued to drive east on McKenzie Avenue, when he then struck a telephone pole near the intersection near Larchwood Drive.
After hitting the pole, the driver then abandoned his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot down Larchwood Drive onto Teakwood Road, where police located and arrested him a short time later.
Police say that they are investigating for imparied driving offences related to the incident.
Meanwhile, the 20-year-old woman who was driving the grey scooter has been taken to hospital and is currently in critical condition.
The driver of the Honda Civic suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.
Collision analysts are currently assessing the scene, and part of the major intersection has been closed as they investigate.
Police are recommending that drivers take an alternate route if possible.
— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) July 15, 2019