Minor injuries result from pair of car crashes
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.