Car rolls down embankment on Highway 4

Port Alberni woman uninjured after crash

  • Jan. 8, 2019 10:00 p.m.

A driver was not seriously injured after her car rolled down an embankment on Highway 4.

On Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8:38 p.m., the Port Alberni RCMP responded to a call from the driver of a car that rolled down a steep embankment on the Hump.

The driver, a 72-year-old Port Alberni resident, was traveling westbound over the Hump on Highway 4 coming into Port Alberni when she swerved to avoid a large branch laying on the road. She lost control of her vehicle and the Toyota Yaris left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment, landing back on its tires.

The driver and only occupant remained safely in her vehicle thanks to her seatbelt, and was able to call for help. Police, the fire department and BC Ambulance Services had to search for the woman because she didn’t know exactly where she was. First Responders quickly located the woman still seated in her vehicle and the woman was brought safely back up the embankment. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution and later released.

“It was dark and raining, and coupled with more strong winds, the highway was littered with debris,” explained Cpl. Amelia Hayden of the Port Alberni RCMP. “Drivers are reminded especially with the weather that we’ve had recently to be prepared for the unexpected as they travel our local highways. Slow down, look ahead and be vigilant. There is still a lot of debris on the roadsides, with more coming down when the wind picks up.”

Just Posted

Winter preparation underway for mid-Island highways

Drivers reminded to ready vehicles for changing conditions

Qualicum Beach council discusses helping out Orca Place residents

Town considers offer of temporary jobs in the future

FEDERAL ELECTION: Courtenay-Alberni candidates visit Parksville’s Ballenas Secondary School

Students ask questions before participating in their own vote

RDN offers free transit to polling stations on Oct. 21

Initiative aimed at boosting voter turnout, reducing vehicles on road

Parksville residents hear compelling tales from recovering young addicts

Speakers emphasize need for detox and treatment centre, shelter in the area

VIDEO: U.S. officials refute British couple’s ‘accidental’ border-crossing claim

Authorities say couple was arrested after illegal entry from B.C., with $16,000 and marijuana

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

One person hurt in crash at busy Nanaimo intersection

Minivan, sport utility vehicle collide at old Island Highway, Bowen Road and Norwell Drive

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Local Mounties asking for help in finding culprits

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read