Man escapes serious injury after rollover accident on highway in Nanoose Bay

A vehicle rolled over and ended up in a residential yard on Island Highway in Nanoose Bay. (Michael Briones photo)
Oceanside RCMP officer Trevor Shields checks on a vehicle that rolled over and ended up in a residential yard on Island Highway in Nanoose Bay. (Michael Briones photo)
A member of the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department attends to a vehicle that rolled over on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay. (Michael Briones photo)
Oceanside RCMP and Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department attend to a vehicle that rolled over on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay. (Michael Briones photo)

A man escaped serious injury after he rolled his car on the Island Highway in Nanoose Bay at approximately 10 a.m. Friday (May 1).

Oceanside RCMP said the driver was headed north when he fell asleep behind the wheel. The car veered off the highway and flipped upside down, landing on a yard of a home. The driver was able to walk away from the crash and was attended to by BC Ambulance staff.

READ MORE: Two drivers hospitalized after collision at Highway 4 intersection near Parksville

The Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department and BC Ambulance were called to the scene and helped slow down the traffic keeping the flow to just one lane.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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