A recent collision caused by a driver refusing to pause at a Stop sign has caused Oak Bay Police to express frustration at similar recurring incidents.
At around 8 a.m. on Friday morning, police attended the intersection of Granite and Mitchell Streets for reports of a two-vehicle collision.
The crash was caused by a 56-year-old woman who drove her car through a Stop sign.
As a result, both vehicles were heavily damaged and needed to be towed away from the scene. No significant injuries were reported for anyone in either vehicle.
This morning we attended a collision at Granite & Mitchell. Yes, that area with tons of pedestrian traffic. A driver failed to stop at the stop sign. 😡 Stopping for a brief moment would've changed a lot of things including, ironically, getting them to their destination faster.🤨 pic.twitter.com/iPZp8fnxtg
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) September 20, 2019
While the area is usually known to be high traffic for pedestrians, none were injured as a result of this incident.
“Based on the extent of the damage to the other vehicle, this likely would’ve killed a pedestrian,” says Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.
“I’m not sure what it’s going to take for drivers to simply stop their car at a stop sign. Seems very elementary.”
The offending driver in this incident was issued a $167 ticket for disobeying a stop sign, as set out by the Motor Vehicle Act.