Police investigating serious crash on Highway 4 near Qualicum Beach

Police investigating serious crash on Highway 4 near Qualicum Beach
WatchTwo people airlifted to hospital following a crash on Highway 4 near Qualicum Beach Wednesday afternoon.

Central Island Traffic Services is investigating a crash on Highway 4 that sent two people to the hospital.

It happened around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon six kilometres west of Qualicum Beach.

Police say a driver of an SUV was turning left off of Clarke Road onto the highway when it struck a motorcycle that was travelling eastbound.

BC Ambulance airlifted the male driver and female passenger of the motorcycle to a Victoria hospital.

Police don’t believe the injuries are life-threatening but say the female passenger received serious lower-body injuries.

“I just heard there was a possible broken pelvis and a leg,” said Cst. Doug Pennington of Central Island Traffic Services.

The male driver of the SUV was not injured.

Traffic on Highway 4 was delayed, in both directions, for hours while RCMP investigated.

The highway wasn’t fully cleared for traffic until around 8 p.m.

Police say the motorcycle and SUV will undergo a mechanical inspection.

This was the second serious crash on Central Vancouver Island in two days. The other happened in Nanaimo on Hammond Bay Road Monday.

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