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Minor injuries result from pair of car crashes

This Nov. 2 crash at Cliffs Road sent one to hospital with minor injuries. - Peter W. Rusland
This Nov. 2 crash at Cliffs Road sent one to hospital with minor injuries.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

An elderly woman from Mill Bay was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash at Hutchinson Road.

The wreck happened at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, when the 81-year-old woman turned her Honda CRV eastbound onto Hutchinson from the Trans-Canada Highway, striking a Honda Accord travelling northbound.

“The CRV rolled onto its roof and came to rest against a Chev Cavalier stopped on Hutchinson waiting to cross the highway,” Shawnigan Lake RCMP Sgt. Rob Webb said.

The elderly woman was taken to Cowichan District Hospital for precautionary reasons — due to her age — but her injuries were not severe and she has since been released.

“A charge under the Motor Vehicle Act is being recommended,” Webb added.

Meanwhile, a local man was taken to Cowichan hospital for an injury check-up after a Nov. 2 T-bone crash on wet roads at Cliffs Road and Government Street, police say. The accident happened when a 1980s Jeep YJ slid through a stop sign on Cliffs and was struck by a GMC Envoy.

No charges resulted.

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