A Qualicum Beach woman was airlifted to Victoria hospital after a single-vehicle crash Saturday on the Island Highway.
Oceanside RCMP said at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Qualicum Beach Volunteer Fire Department, the B.C. Ambulance Service and the Oceanside RCMP responded to a serious single vehicle collision on Highway 19A, near Yambury Road.
Police said a 32-year-old woman from Qualicum Beach was southbound on Highway 19A when she lost control of her vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic, crossed over the oncoming lane and entered the ditch. She then continued down the shoulder and ditch for several hundred metres. She eventually struck a hydro pole, rolling the vehicle and coming to a rest.
The woman was then extracted from the vehicle and taken to Qualicum Beach Airport, where she was taken by air ambulance to Victoria General Hospital. Police said she remains in hospital and is recovering from a fracture to one of the vertebrae in her neck. The Oceanside RCMP said they are continuing the investigation and are looking into all possible causal factors. — NEWS Staff