an is lucky to be alive after his vehicle was hit by a tractor trailer unit on Highway 19 Sunday afternoon.
Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported the crash happened at about 4:15 p.m. in the south bound lanes near the Nanoose Bay Esso station.
He said a 2002 Ford Thunderbird had been travelling in the slow lane when it was hit by the semi tractor trailer unit as its driver was attempting to make a lane change.
Robertson said the collision caused the passenger vehicle to do a 360-degree turn on the road and hit the centre median.
The driver of the car, a 66-year-old Pitt Meadows man, escaped injury, but his female passenger was not so lucky and she was taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for observation.
The driver of the tractor trailer unit escaped without injuries.
The car sustained significant damage, while the semi did not sustain any damage in the crash.
The driver of the semi has been charged for failing to yield under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act.
— News staff