Riverbottom Road rollover causes detour

Sahtlam's fire crew, with mutual aid from the North Cowichan South End hall plus paramedics and the RCMP, attended a single rollover involving a Ford F-350 pickup truck at the intersection of Riverbottom Road and Cowichan Lake Road at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 12.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Cowichan Lake Road was closed between Menzies Road and Jordans Lane for about three hours Thursday night after a single-vehicle rollover at Riverbottom Road.

The crash happened at about 7 p.m.

Sahtlam firefighters, with the mutual aid of the North Cowichan South End hall plus paramedics and the RCMP, attended the crash that saw a black Ford F-350 trunk upside down at the intersection of Riverbottom Road and Cowichan Lake Road.

NLP photographer Andrew Leong, who was at the scene of the crash, said North Cowichan firefighters extracted one occupant from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

"The occupant was inside his vehicle, hanging from the seatbelt upside down," Cpl. Kevin Day, of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, confirmed.

"He was subsequently transported by ambulance to the hospital with possible neck injuries."

The truck's driver — and single occupant — is a 54-year-old Duncan man. Day did not have an update on the man's current medical condition, but said it appeared his injuries were not severe at the scene of the crash.

Meanwhile, Mainroad Contracting, which oversees Cowichan's roads, announced the road closure and detour shortly after 7 p.m., and then announced the road's re-opening shortly after 10 p.m.

Check for updates as they become available.


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