(Left: West Shore RCMP / Right: Matt Goodyear)

A two-vehicle collision closed the ramp leading on to the Trans-Canada Highway in View Royal Monday morning for nearly two hours.

Just before 6 a.m. June 5th, the driver of a F150 truck allegedly ran a red light on Old Island Hwy before entering the Trans Canada Hwy on-ramp.

The truck collided with a Honda Civic that was making a left turn from Island Hwy, heading into Colwood from View Royal.

The impact of the collision caused severe front-end damage to both vehicles, with the F150 ending up on top of the meridian cement barrier beneath the railway bridge at the intersection.

As a result, the southbound lanes leading into Victoria had to be temporarily closed for approximately 1.5 hours causing significant traffic congestion for morning commuters.

The driver of the Honda Civic sustained minor injuries and was subsequently transported to hospital for further medical attention. The driver of the F150 did not sustain any injuries.

Upon investigation, police say the driver of the F150 was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Driving Without Due Care and Attention. The exact circumstances that led to the driver running the red light are still under investigation.

Both vehicles involved in the collision were towed away from the scene, and all lanes of travel were reopened by 7:30 a.m., gradually relieving the traffic congestion caused by the incident.

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