Two rollovers in two hours

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Two rollovers that happened within two hours of one another kept Duncan emergency crews busy on Sunday morning.

The first happened at about 1 a.m. on the Trans-Canada Highway in the S-curve at Golf Course Hill.

"A 49-year-old female from Duncan, driving a white Honda Civic, was travelling in the southbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway when her Civic struck the median," Cpl. Kevin Day said in an email to media. "The vehicle then rolled onto its side and came to rest in the ditch."

The driver — and sole occupant — was transported to Cowichan District Hospital with minor injuries. No charges have been recommended.

The second crash, meanwhile, happened at about 2:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of Cowichan Lake Road.

"Police attended to find a 1995 Ford pick-up had rolled off the road and come to rest on its roof in the ditch," Day said. "The lone male occupant of the vehicle was seen by witnesses running from the scene, and Police Dog Services were called to the location."

A search with the police dog was conducted, and tracked the male through fields and swampy lands, Day said.

"The male, who resisted arrested, was taken into custody by police," he added. "The 18-year-old Duncan male is being charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The pick-up sustained severe damage, however, the male escaped injury."



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