Driver and passenger taken to hospital by air ambulance after Mays Road crash

A passenger is loaded in to the air ambulance after Tuesday
A passenger is loaded in to the air ambulance after Tuesday's single vehicle crash at Mays Road and TCH intersection.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

RCMP are investigating the cause of a collision at the Mays Road and Trans Canada Highway intersection today that saw two passengers taken to hospital by air ambulance.

"A single vehicle was heading southbound on the (TCH), and according to witnesses it appeared to veer off to the right," North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Cpl. Jon Stuart said in a media release.

The crash involving a Toyota Sedan occurred at 11 a.m.

"The vehicle drove head-on into a traffic standard at Mays road," Stuart said. "The vehicle was severely damaged as a result of the impact."

An off-duty paramedic who happened to be on scene rendered help prior to the arrival of other emergency crews.

The North Cowichan, South End fire crew attended, assisting in setting up a landing location for the helicopter.

The two occupants, a male driver and female passenger, were travelling from Campbell River.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Highway traffic wasn't stalled due to the incident, and flowed normally in both directions.

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