Young driver facing charges
NANOOSE BAY — A young driver was rushed to hospital Friday afternoon after slamming into a tree.
Oceanside RCMP Corporal Richard van de Pol said the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Nanoose Bay resident left the highway, struck a tree and rolled onto its roof.
“The driver was unable to get out and climb up the embankment. A passerby called 9-1-1.”
The driver was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and was treated for lacerations and a possible concussion.
Van de Pol said the driver is facing charges of driving too fast for road conditions.