A 19-year-old and his friend are lucky to be alive after crashing their vehicle into a tree in Oak Bay early Friday morning.

According to Oak Bay police, the crash occurred around 2 a.m. in Queen’s Park near the Oak Bay Marina. Police believe the vehicle was the subject of an earlier call about a possible impaired driver.

The driver and his passenger suffered only minor injuries. Officers believe they’d be in the ocean if they didn’t hit a tree first.

Police are recommending charges of impaired driving, though alcohol and cannabis are not suspected substances.