Malahat crash snarls traffic

A late rush hour collision blocked traffic on the Malahat last night.

Fortunately, a ticket and a delayed commute were about the worst consequences of the situation.

No one was hurt.

According to Cpl. J.C. Kerr of the Shawnigan Lake RCMP, the incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. on the Trans-Canada Highway near theĀ  Malahat Petrocan station.

A car turning left out of the station to head south collided with a pick-up truck in the northbound outside line, Kerr said in a press release.

The southbound lane was blocked for about 45 minutes, while northbound traffic was reduced to one lane.

Traffic was disrupted for a total of about 90 minutes while debris and fluid were removed from the road.

Kerr said the occupants of both vehicles were examined and released at the scene. The driver of the car was issued a ticket.

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