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.