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Saanich Police (File photo/Victoria Buzz)

A driver involved in a two vehicle crash in Saanich on Friday evening has sustained serious injuries, according to police.

On April 30th, at approximately 7 p.m., emergency responders responded to a serious collision in the 700 block of Greenlea Drive.

According to the report, one of the vehicles had crashed off-road into a tree following the initial and the driver was trapped inside.

Saanich Fire were able to extract the trapped driver and rush them to the hospital by ambulance with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The other driver remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.

The investigation is ongoing and the Saanich Collision Analyst Team and Traffic Safety Unit will determine whether the collision warrants criminal or Motor Vehicle Act charges.

According to witnesses, a truck carrying moss killers was seen driving at high speeds prior to crashing into the side of a vehicle exiting a driveway. The impact of the crash sent the car a large distance away before striking a tree.

“Factors such as alcohol impairment, speed, and driver error are being looked at by officers investigating this serious collision,” Saanich Police said in a statement.

Second Incident

The following day, on May 1st, a motorcyclist narrowly avoided potentially life-threatening injuries when they were involved in a crash that threw them off their motorcycle.

According to Saanich Police, a motorcyclist heading westbound on McKenzie Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, struck a vehicle turning left at the intersection at Saanich Road.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and taken to hospital for treatment and observation.

Luckily, they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Collision analysts and our traffic safety unit continue to investigate the cause of this collision.

“As May is the start of Motorcycle Awareness Month, this incident comes as a reminder to all motorists that many more motorcycles are now on our roads compared to previous months,” said Saanich Police.

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