Driver takes flight over roundabout

On April 29, the B.C. Ambulance Service, Fire Department and RCMP were called to a report of a single vehicle collision on Memorial Avenue

  • May. 3, 2016 7:00 a.m.

On April 29, just after midnight, the B.C. Ambulance Service, Qualicum Beach Fire Department and Oceanside RCMP were called to a report of a single vehicle collision on Memorial Avenue at the roundabout in Qualicum Beach.

It was discovered that a 19-year-old Comox man was travelling down Memorial Avenue towards Qualicum Beach at a high rate of speed. The driver and lone occupant drove directly into the roundabout in his 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, taking flight and landing on the opposite side of the roundabout.

The driver was miraculously uninjured, although taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for observation. The vehicle did not survive the flight.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was impaired by alcohol. The RCMP issued the young man an Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

— Oceanside RCMP news release

Just Posted

Parksville Qualicum Beach legions set to launch Poppy Campaign

Annual fundraiser to run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 11

Bear sightings up significantly in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fruit trees number one food attractant, says conservation officer

Parksville Qualicum Beach crime report: Thieves pilfer laptops, tools, big-screen TV, cash and more

Oceanside RCMP received 256 complaints between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5.

Qualicum Bay writer Linda Tenney dies after battle with cancer

Celebration of life set for Nov. 2 at Lighthouse Community Centre

Pole-climbing thieves pilfering wire in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Repairs are costly and thefts jeopardize public safety

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Environment Canada issues gale warnings for western Vancouver Island

Gale warnings in effect for most of Vancouver Island and west coast Mainland

Report suggests new BC Ferries terminal near YVR

Metro Vancouver currently has two ferry terminals at northern and southern reaches

B.C. woman must pay $1,000 after unleashed dog bites another

Owner should never have left Bibi unattended, tribunal member wrote

Most Read