A 76-year-old-man was airlifted to hospital after suffering a medical emergency and crashing his SUV on Highway 19 near Parksville on Friday morning.
Police said the driver was travelling northbound when he lost control of the vehicle, went across a grassy median and into oncoming traffic before hitting a concrete barrier.
Witnesses rushed to help the victim, even giving him CPR.
There were traffic delays in the area following the crash.
BC Ambulance is airlifting a 76-year-old man to hospital in stable condition after suffering a medical condition while driving north on #bchwy19 in #Parksville. His SUV went across grassy median & oncoming lanes into the barrier on the shoulder. Witnesses gave cpr @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/GYzoXrSSUz
— Kendall Hanson (@Kendall_Hanson) October 4, 2019