(West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP have released details of a collision that occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway, just south of Leigh Road on Sunday night.

At around 7:40 p.m. on January 22nd, police responded to the collision which was in the northbound lane of Highway 1. Northbound lanes were shut down for about an hour while crews cleared the scene. 

Police say the collision involved two vehicles—a 2011 BMW X6 which collided with a 2018 Hyundai Elantra. 

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Their investigation into the events that caused the collision revealed that the 31-year-old driving the BMW was driving excessively fast at speeds estimated to be between 180-200 km/h.

According to police, it was while driving at these excessive speeds that he lost control and collided with the Hyundai.

Following the initial collision, the BMW slid approximately 450 metres and crashed into the highway’s protective concrete barrier.

West Shore RCMP say both vehicles were severely damaged in the collision.

“The passengers of the Elantra were taken to hospital via BC Emergency Health Services to be assessed for their injuries,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar, West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer. 

“Remarkably, there were no life-threatening injuries reported by either party.”

“The driver of the BMW was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for excessive speeding which carries a $368 fine and 3 penalty points to your driver’s license. Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.”

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