North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say a man is in hospital after hitting a centre median on the Trans-Canada Highway while driving a black Ford F350 pickup truck.
According to police, the collision occurred at 9:19 a.m. Monday morning in the 7200 block of the Trans-Canada Highway near the northbound weigh scales. The pickup truck was the only vehicle involved in the collision and the male driver was the only one in the vehicle. Police said his injuries are not known and he is in hospital.
Officers and first responders were able to clean up and get the highway open at around 10:30 a.m.
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The cause of the crash has not been determined, however, police said speed does appear to be a factor.
Police spoke with a number of witnesses at the scene but any other witnesses with dashcam footage of the crash or the black Ford F350 driving prior to the crash are asked to call Const. Neil Fabbi at 250-748-5522 and refer to North Cowichan/Duncan police file number 2019-5837.