One person was killed in a Greater Victoria two-vehicle collision Thursday morning.
The Saanich Police Department and B.C. Coroner’s service are investigating a crash involving a pickup truck and a car on West Saanich Road near Prospect Lake Road on Feb. 4 at approximately 7:30 a.m.
The driver of a black Honda CRX was pronounced dead at the scene and the pickup driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have contacted next of kin.
Traffic along West Saanich Road was closed at Old West Saanich Road, and traffic was backed up about one kilometre. Southbound traffic was closed at Prospect Lake Road. The area was closed to traffic for about seven hours.
“[It’s] a sad day for the community as lives lost on our roads is always upsetting,” says Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes. “It re-doubles my commitment to the pilot study to reduce posted speed on our residential roads to 40 kilometres per hour, and our other works to enhance the safety of our roads and intersections.”
The coroner has arrived and police investigators are using a drone to map out the scene and collect data. pic.twitter.com/XrveIiIwL0— Devon Bidal (@devonscarlett) February 4, 2021
Saanich police are investigating a fatal collision on West Saanich Road just south of the Prospect Lake Road intersection. West Saanich Road is closed at Old West Saanich Road northbound and at Prospect Lake Road southbound. #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/jdENrBZ4rX— Devon Bidal (@devonscarlett) February 4, 2021
Two transport trucks were stuck on West Saanich Road just south of the collision and the drivers have opted to back up all the way to Old West Saanich Road. pic.twitter.com/4P01yAEakE— Devon Bidal (@devonscarlett) February 4, 2021
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