Vehicle flips over after hydroplaning on Hwy 4

A vehicle wound up on its roof after hydroplaning off a wet Highway.

The single-vehicle collision occurred near the West Coast Wild Zipline on Oct. 6 around 8 a.m. Sgt. Jeff Swann of the Ucluelet RCMP said the vehicle was traveling towards Port Alberni but lost control due to wet conditions and spun 180 degrees before crashing into a ditch to the side of the road.

The driver escaped unharmed despite the vehicle’s airbags failing to deploy.

Swann said the driver was issued a warning for traveling too fast for the road conditions.

Tailgater totals ride A vehicle wound up damaged beyond repair after rear-ending a vehicle it had been traveling too close behind on Oct. 4 around 5 p.m. The collision occurred on Wickaninnish Road in the Pacific Rim National Park.

No significant injuries were reported but the vehicle that rearended the lead vehicle took significantly heavy damage and was towed from the scene, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann.

He said no charges or tickets were issued and alcohol was not a factor in the collision.

Finders not keepers Ucluelet police are searching for an opportunistic thief who made off with a chainsaw on Oct. 4. A group had parked their truck near the Ucluelet welcome sign at the entrance to Sea Plane Base Road to take a picture of themselves, and their truck, next to the sign.

Not wanting it to be in the photograph, the group took the chainsaw out of the truck and placed it on the ground and out of sight before snapping their photo but then drove off forgetting it was there.

By the time they realized their folly and returned to retrieve the chainsaw, it was missing, according to Sgt. Jeff Swann.

“It is considered stolen property now,” he said.

He said anyone who finds a lost item should bring that item to the police detachment, district office, or nearest business and anyone who simply takes the item has committed theft.

“If it’s a penny on the ground nobody cares; there’s a limit where judgment and common sense comes in,” he said.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ucluelet RCMP at 250-726-7773.

reporter@westerlynews.ca

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