An accident involving a logging truck and two police cruisers on the Pacific Rim Circle Route near Mesachie Lake on Tuesday morning has seen three RCMP officers sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
RCMP spokesman Sgt. Chris Manseau said the police cruisers were heading to take up enforcement duties at Fairy Creek at about 8 a.m. when a logging truck heading in the opposite direction lost its load of logs, which fell on the two cruisers, crushing the roofs.
Manseau said fire departments from Mesachie Lake and Port Renfrew responded to the accident, and an investigation into the incident by the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement has begun.
“We’re just getting bits and pieces of information on the accident at this time, and more information will be made available,” Manseau said.
The Pacific Marine Road is expected to be closed until further notice due to the accident.