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A motorist is lucky to be alive after their vehicle veered off the Malahat and plunged hundreds of feet down the highway’s embankment on Sunday.

Cpl. Alex Bérubé, a spokesperson for BC RCMP told Victoria Buzz that Shawnigan Lake RCMP responded to the single-vehicle crash at around 7:35 p.m. near Split Rock Lookout.

Bérubé said the vehicle left the roadway and went 200 to 300 feet down an embankment.

The driver and lone occupant was taken to hospital with injuries that are described as non-life threatening.

While the cause of the crash in still under investigation, RCMP said there is nothing to suggest the driver was impaired.

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