hit and run

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.

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.