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Rear-end collision could have been much worse

Minor injuries stemmed from Saturday
Minor injuries stemmed from Saturday's rear-end collision on Koksilah Road after this Ford SUV allegedly rammed a pickup up truck driven by Cowichan Bay's fire chief.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Cowichan Bay fire chief Ken Bulcock was sore but glad events weren't worse while describing how — after attending countless car accidents as a first responder — his number came up during Saturday's rear-end collision near the bay.

"My wife (Tracy) and I are sore but bruised," he said of his 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 allgedly hit at around 11:15 a.m. by a silver Ford SUV as Bulcock was stopped to make a turn from Koksilah Road.

The Bulcocks, and the female driver of the Ford SUV, were taken to Cowichan District Hospital for assessment of what seemed to be minor injuries.

But those injuries could have been nasty, indicated Bulcock.

"The police said it was probably a good outcome (compared to) if we didn't have a truck," he said Monday as investigation of the crash's cause continued.

Vehicle damage is also being assessed as the Bulcocks consult their doctor about their injuries. "There's lots of ice being used," he said.

"I'm just glad the outcome was fine for everyone."

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