On Saturday, September 18th, a serious collision involving two vehicles on Sooke Road resulted in the death of one man, while seriously injuring another.
The accident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. in the 3700-block of Sooke Road in Metchosin.
Following an investigation, it was determined a Mazda 3 travelling eastbound crossed the centre line and collided head-on with the other vehicle.
The driver of the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, who has now been identified as Nick Grove, was left trapped in his vehicle by the collision. The Metchosin Fire Department worked quickly to free Grove and he was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the GoFundMe, at the time of the collision, Grove was driving home from doing what he loves, umpiring at Goudy Field in Langford.
The crash left Grove with injuries to his sternum, five broken ribs, bruises as well as trauma.
Since the crash Grove has been on oxygen.
Grove’s family is now seeking the public’s help via a GoFundMe set up for their son, and for those interested in donating, the link can be found here.
The family requests that Grove not be bombarded with questions, just continued support and love.
On Monday night, Grove posted a message on Facebook thanking everyone for the love and support. He also stated that he was focusing on healing “physically and mentally” to get home to his kids.
At the time of publication, the GoFundMe had reached $4,115 of its $4,500 goal.
The driver of the other vehicle has yet to be identified.