Car heading wrong way on Highway 17 near Sidney causes accident

Car heading wrong way on Highway 17 near Sidney causes accident

Port Alberni RCMP say a spree of vehicle break-ins occurred in Tuesday night. File photo.

File photo.

One woman was injured, and her car damaged after a vehicle heading the wrong way on Highway 17 near Sidney caused an accident Wednesday night.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP say they responded to the area just south of the McTavish overpass around 6:45 p.m., after receiving reports of the crash and vehicle heading in the wrong direction.

One vehicle swerved and clipped another vehicle after avoiding the car travelling the wrong way.

Witnesses say the vehicle pulled a U-turn and exited on the McTavish exit after causing the accident, and is described as a late model Audi A4.

There is no description of the driver.

The woman whose vehicle was damaged suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police are unsure where the vehicle entered the northbound lane, saying it could have been in the traffic circles near the McTavish overpass, or all the way in Sidney at Beacon Avenue.

They also say it may have been due to confusion with the traffic circles.

“It could have been a lot more serious,” said Cpl. Manseau of Sidney/North Saanich RCMP. “It could have been a very busy time.”

Anyone with information regarding this unknown vehicle and driver is asked to contact the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Detachment, their local police, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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