Rollover crash snarls southbound traffic on the Malahat

Rollover crash snarls southbound traffic on the Malahat
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A grey SUV was flipped onto its roof following a multi-vehicle crash on the Malahat, north of Shawnigan Lake Road, Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

Two people were transported to hospital following a rollover crash that snarled traffic on the Malahat Highway, reducing southbound lanes to just one, according to DriveBC.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, DriveBC said the “multi-vehicle incident” happened in the southbound lanes between Whittaker and Shawnigan Lake roads.

It urged commuters to watch for emergency vehicles.

Google Maps, meanwhile, showed southbound traffic moving “slow” just north of Shawnigan Lake Road.

In an email, BC Emergency Health Services says paramedics provided emergency medical care to two patients who were transported to hospital.

Photos sent to CHEK News showed a grey SUV flipped onto its roof after the crash.

A CHEK News reporter on scene captured video of a female being loaded into an ambulance. Other footage showed RCMP on scene and the traffic backup, with fire crews directing drivers.

(The vehicle is back upright after it was flipped on its roof. CHEK News photo)

(Drivers are being directed following the crash. CHEK News photo)

CHEK News reached out to RCMP for more details.

Check DriveBC’s website for traffic updates.

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