(West Shore RCMP)

Five people were taken to hospital following a Friday multi-vehicle collision on the Trans Canada Highway at West Shore Parkway in Langford.

On April 8th at 10:30 a.m., police arrived on scene with Langford fire crews and paramedics to find a Volkswagen Golf up in flames, according to West Shore RCMP.

A total of seven vehicles were involved in the crash, including a dump truck, in an incident that left the highway’s northbound lanes closed for hours.

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At the time, drivers were asked to avoid the area as no detours were available.

The British Columbia Ambulance Service told Victoria Buzz that five paramedic ground units responded to the scene and transported as many patients to hospital in stable condition.

“We are relieved this collision resulted in non-life-threatening injuries, especially involving a dump truck and vehicle fire,” said RCMP Cst. Meghan Groulx.

“We appreciate the patience of everyone inconvenienced by the delays and the partners who assisted in responding to an emergency.”

Groulx adds that the cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Investigators are seeking witnesses or dash-cam footage of the events leading up to the collision, the collision itself or events after. Police ask witnesses to call West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264.

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