RCMP and others check out a car involved in a crash on the Alberni Highway near Bellevue Road at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. The car appeared to have knocked down a lamp post. RCMP, an ambulance crew and the Errington Volunteer Fire Department were on scene, though no one appeared to be injured in the crash. Oceanside RCMP did not respond to a request for comment by deadline. — Adam Kveton

Driver takes out lamp post in Alberni Hwy crash

Witness said driver was speeding, but no signs of impairment: RCMP

There were no injuries after a driver in a burgundy sedan crashed into a lamp post on the Alberni Highway just past Bellevue Road in Parksville on Wednesday, May 17, said Oceanside RCMP.

Cpl. Jesse Foreman said Oceanside RCMP received a call at 11:15 a.m. about a speeding vehicle that had tried to pass and lost control, and took out a lamp post.

RCMP, the Errington Volunteer Fire Department and an ambulance crew responded to the scene. When police arrived, there were “no signs of impairment or anything else like that, and reportedly no injuries,” said Foreman. “(The male driver) is going to be just fine.” he said.

Foreman said he does not know yet if RCMP will be issuing a ticket.

“There was a witness that said he (the driver) was driving fast prior to the incident. “Whether we’ll be able to use that for a ticket or not, I don’t know yet,” said Foreman.

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