The beginning of the Canada Day long weekend saw two serious crashes on Vancouver Island.
A rollover crash happened just after 5pm Friday on the TransCanada Highway near Mill Bay. Witnesses say the driver was southbound when her vehicle swerved and ended up in the ditch upside down.
No one else was in the car and no other vehicles were involved. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to free the driver. No word yet on the extent of her injuries or what caused her to swerve.
Emergency crews in Sooke have been busy with two different crashes on the same stretch of Sooke Road.
On Friday a two-vehicle head-on crash near Gillespie and the 17 Mile Pub shut down Highway 14 as emergency crews responded. A newlywed couple from Alberta driving a passenger car collided with a pick-up truck. The force of the crash sent the truck off the highway, with significant damage on the passenger side.
But despite the seriousness of the crash, Sooke fire chief Steve Sorensen says no one was injured. It’s not yet clear which driver was at fault.
Sorensen says the second crash happened not far from the earlier scene around 5am Saturday. No one was injured but one of the drivers is being investigated for impaired driving.