(Photo by Suzanne Tedrick)

A police cruiser was seen crashing into the bushes along the side of the road Thursday afternoon near Mill Bay.

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle, which belongs to the South Island Traffic division, crash into some street signs before coming to a rest in a ditch on Frayne Road, near the base of the Malahat highway.

South Island Traffic division Cpl. Robinson confirmed the incident in a phone call to Victoria Buzz.

However he stated that police would not be releasing any information about the circumstances of the crash as it is currently under investigation.

The lone officer in the vehicle was taken to hospital to be check over for injuries and released shortly after.

There were reports of a police chase in the area, however, it’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

More to come.