Driver escapes serious injury after car winds up in ditch

Driving for conditions imperative at this time of the year, police advise

Police. (Black Press file photo)

A car wound up in the ditch when the driver failed to negotiate a corner on Chemainus Road near Crozier Road.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP attended the single vehicle traffic incident on Friday, Oct. 23 around 7:05 p.m., along with BC Ambulance Services personnel and Chemainus Fire Department crews.

“Fire crews arrived after BCAS and had the patient in their care,” noted Martin Drakeley, manager of fire and bylaw services for the Municipality of North Cowichan. “Fire crews were not required.”

Two trucks had arrived just after ambulance attendants.

“There were no injuries and no significant traffic delays stemming from this incident,” added Const. Carlie McCann, a media relations officer for North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. “Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be factors.”

She advised people to check for bad weather or poor road conditions before travelling and to be prepared for winter driving, whether that means wind, rain, snow or fog.

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The stretch of Chemainus Road from Crozier Road heading into Chemainus has a sharp turn. There have been several incidents over the years of motorists taking it too fast and then losing control, especially during wet conditions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

The stretch of Chemainus Road from Crozier Road heading into Chemainus has a sharp turn. There have been several incidents over the years of motorists taking it too fast and then losing control, especially during wet conditions. (Photo by Don Bodger)