A traffic flagger was taken to hospital after she was hit by a vehicle driving through a construction zone on Sooke Road and Luxton Avenue Thursday afternoon.
West Shore RCMP said the collision happened around 12:15 p.m. when the flagger was attempting to stop a vehicle travelling in the eastbound lane.
According to police, witnesses said that while the flagger was trying to stop the vehicle, she was struck by a small grey hatchback.
Sooke Rd is closed in both direction at Chan Pl due to a collision with flaggers. Road expected to be closed for at least 30-45 minutes.
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) June 8, 2017
Both the car and the flagger ended up in the ditch. The BC Ambulance Service and the Langford Fire Department were able to rescue the flagger. She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Emergency personnel including BC Ambulance Service and the Langford Fire Department attended the scene and facilitated the rescue of the flagger who was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“This incident is a reminder to all motorists to take extra caution in construction zones and highway projects where flaggers and work crews are working,” Cpl. Chris Dovell, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP, said in a statement.
West Shore RCMP and Worksafe BC are still investigating the crash.
Drive BC said Highway 14 is now open to a single lane with alternating traffic from Glen Lake Road to Luxton Road.
— Drive BC (@DriveBC) June 8, 2017