Two injured in car roll over

Police say both speed and alcohol are suspected in a motor vehicle crash that injured two Qualicum Beach men in Bowser Friday morning.

Central Island Traffic Services Corporal Mike Elston said the crash happened at 5:45 a.m. when a westbound vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and hit an embankment, causing it to roll. The vehicle came to rest upside down on its roof.

The male driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released.

A male passenger was thrown clear of the vehicle and was flown to Victoria by air ambulance.

“I talked to the dad of the passenger, who had pretty serious internal injuries, but he’s not going to die. He will make a recovery, but he will be in Victoria for a good while.”

The police investigation is continuing, although no charges had been laid at press time.


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