Four people were sent to hospital following a multi-vehicle collision in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood near downtown, according to Victoria Police.
On Tuesday at around 4:30 p.m., VicPD responded to the intersection of Quadra Street at Fairfield Road after a black SUV rammed into the Canadian Red Cross headquarters.
Police say the SUV was travelling southbound on Quadra Street when it collided with two vehicles and then struck a pedestrian before crashing into the building.
“The driver and two passengers of the vehicle that struck the building, along with the pedestrian, were all transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries,” VicPD said in a press release.
Initial reports on social media indicated that people were being removed from both the SUV and the building by stretcher. A dog was also a passenger at the time of the crash.
“At this time, it is believed that the driver of the vehicle that initiated the collision suffered a medical incident,” police added, noting the file remains under investigation.
A collision analyst responded to the scene, and local traffic remained closed for several hours as police urged people to avoid the area.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To remain anonymous, tipsters can call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.