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Early Monday morning crash in View Royal

Commuters delayed for about 1.5 hours.

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MVI under View Royal trestle, on Island Highway on-ramp to Hwy 1, June 5, 2023. [RCMP supplied]

Tuesday June 6, 2023 | COLWOOD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

On June 5 at approximately 5:50 a.m. the West Shore RCMP responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Old Island Hwy and Burnside Rd West in View Royal.

West Shore RCMP says officers attended the scene and learned a F150 pickup truck had run a red light located on Old Island Highway (Highway 14) just before heading onto to the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) on-ramp.

It collided with a grey Honda Civic that was making a left turn from Island Highway (coming from View Royal), onto Island Highway heading into Colwood.

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MVI under View Royal trestle, on Island Highway on-ramp to Hwy 1, June 5, 2023. [web]

The collision resulted in severe front-end damage to both vehicles. The F150 wound up on top of the meridian cement barrier directly underneath the railway bridge at this location, says Cpl Nancy Sagger, Media Relations Officer, West Shore RCMP.

The southbound lanes heading into Victoria were shut down for approximately 1.5 hours while crews worked to clear the scene. That caused a significant back-up in traffic for morning commuters. Both vehicles were towed and all lanes of travel were re-opened by 7:30 a.m.

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The driver of the Honda Civic was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the F150 was uninjured and charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Driving Without Due Care and Attention.

Noting the early hour of the collision, perhaps fatigue was a contributing factor.

West Shore RCMP File # 2023-10840


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