Update: Blanshard Street has fully reopened to traffic following a crash involving a Saanich Police cruiser Monday afternoon.
A portion of Blanshard Street is closed Monday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash involving a police cruiser.
In a media release, Sannich Police said the southbound lanes of Blanshard Street at Ravine Way are closed due to a traffic incident.
Traffic is being diverted at Pat Bay Highway and McKenzie Avenue.
Photos from the scene show that a Saanich Police cruiser was involved in the crash.
“The lady in the silver suv was going through a solid green and told me she didn’t hear the sirens of the marked cruiser,” Rob Charlton told Victoria Buzz.
“She said she noticed that all traffic had stopped but didn’t hear anything and proceded through the intersection,” added Charton.
He also confirmed the police cruiser had emergency sirens lights activated.
No other details were available at the time of publication. Witnesses say drivers of both vehicles appeared to only suffer minor injuries.
More to come.