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