A vehicle travelling eastbound on Players Drive on Bear Mountain in Langford lost control and overturned on the sidewalk around 1 p.m. Thursday.
Ryan Patterson said he was working from home when he heard the crash outside.
“I came out to see my trash cans missing, and a car upside-down, down the sidewalk,” he said.
Patterson and some of his neighbours immediately went to assist, while other neighbours dialed 9-1-1.
They were able to get the driver’s side door on the overturned vehicle open. The male driver appeared free of major injuries but was convulsing in place, suspended upside-down by his seatbelt.
“After a few minutes he appeared to regain consciousness,” said Patterson. “I’m like ‘what happened, you just lost control of your car.’ He said that he had fallen asleep.”
Westshore RCMP attending the scene say that an investigation is in very early stages but it appears that the accident may have been the result of a medical emergency.
Constable John Taylor of the Westshore RCMP said that the single male occupant of the vehicle “did walk into the ambulance on his own power, which is a good sign.”