Ucluelet vehicle flips on icy Marine Drive

Winter has landed on the Coast and local police are urging drivers to be cautious on the road.

Winter has landed on the Coast and local police are urging drivers to be cautious on the road.

“Drive safe; slow down,” said Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP.

“It’s obvious. When you wake up in the morning, if your windows are icy on your vehicle expect the roads to be icy. It’s that time of the year.”

A Ucluelet driver was given a harsh introduction to the cold conditions around 8 a.m. on Nov. 26 when her vehicle hit an icy patch of Marine Drive and flipped over after smashing into a rock in front of the Black Rock Resort.

“She was driving too fast for the road conditions, applied the brakes and skidded off the road striking a large rock on the right hand side which subsequently caused the vehicle to overturn onto its roof,” Swann said.

The vehicle’s two occupants escaped the crash relatively unharmed though both were transported to Tofino General Hospital to be checked out.

“Both are expected to make a full recovery,” Swann said.

 

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca