Four people hospitalized after Hwy. 4 collision

Ucluelet police briefs: Hwy. 4 collision, drunken woman causes disturbance, youth injured in fight.

Two vehicles collided on Hwy. 4 near Kerr Creek on July 25 around 3 p.m.

A vehicle traveling eastbound crossed the centre line and crashed head-on into a vehicle traveling the opposite direction, according to Const. Marcel Midlane of the Ucluelet RCMP.

Midlane said highway traffic was shut down in both directions for several hours while the RCMP’s Central Island Traffic Section collected evidence from the scene to determine a cause of the accident.

Four people were involved in the collision and all four were sent to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Midlane.

Drunken woman causes disturbance

A significantly intoxicated Ucluetian woman had a rough end to July.

In the early morning hours of July 31, Ucluelet police received a report of a drunken woman banging on a Norah Street residence, according to Const. Midlane.

Midlane said the woman left before police arrived but she attracted attention again while trying to break into a parked vehicle.

“She was trying to get into a vehicle at a different residence trying to go to sleep…Basically she was trying to rest in the car,” Midlane said.

“She was approached by a male resident of the house and a bit of a struggle ensued and the male was hit in the face while she was flailing around.”

Midlane said the woman again left before police arrived but she was eventually located passed out at a nearby restaurant.

The woman was detained until she was sober and was fined $115 for being intoxicated in public.

Youth injured in fight

A fight between two local youth resulted in significant injuries to one and an assault charge to the other.

In the early morning hours of July 31, police received a report of an injured man on Helen Road, according to Const. Midlane.

Midlane said police arrived and found a male youth “conscious, but beaten up pretty badly.”

The youth was taken to the Tofino General Hospital and an investigation led police to arrest another youth for assault.

Midlane said the two youth were friends and alcohol was involved.

“They were both intoxicated,” he said. “They had actually beat on each other, one of them just got it worse than the other.”

 

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca