Wet roads suspected in car crashes

Police are warning motorists to take the weather into consideration when they get  behind the wheel of their cars after a series of motor vehicle crashes linked to slippery roads.

Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported a 20-year-old Nanoose Bay woman was lucky to escape injury after she lost control of her vehicle on July 14 at the intersection of Allsbrook Road and Bellevue Road in Errington.

He said the crash took place on a curve when road conditions were wet. Although the woman wasn’t hurt, the vehicle she was driving took in excess of $1,000 worth of damage. He noted the woman was issued a violation ticket for driving too fast for road conditions.

A second incident happened on Alberni Highway at Cameron Lake, where a vehicle lost control, spun around and went into the ditch. 

The female driver was unharmed and damage to the vehicle was minimal.

A third incident took place on the same day at about 4:30 p.m. at Porter Road near the Englishman River bridge, when a vehicle left the road and flipped over. 

Robertson said the female driver was able to escape the vehicle on her own accord. 

That incident is still under investigation and no serious injuries were determined.

Robertson stressed the roads were wet and slippery at the time of these incidents, a factor he said the motoring public should  take into consideration.


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