The people involved in a head-on collision near Oyster River Sunday afternoon are lucky to walk away with just minor injuries, Campbell River RCMP said.
Members responded to the accident near Discovery Foods south of Campbell River on June 28 at 3:15 p.m.
According to the RCMP, a vehicle travelling southbound was in the turn lane when they were hit by a northbound vehicle that crossed the centre line.
The vehicle that was waiting to turn flipped over and the northbound vehicle hit a third vehicle.
Two people were transported to Comox hospital with minor injuries and a third was transported to Campbell River hospital also with minor injuries.
Const. Maury Tyre with the Campbell River RCMP said alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the accident.
“The northbound driver who caused the collision was charged with driving without care as a result of the collision,” he said. “We are amazingly lucky that nobody was seriously injured or killed as a result of the crash.”
Tyre said the responding officers were “extremely impressed” by the work and care performed by the Oyster River Fire Department as well as the good Samaritans who were on scene performing first aid “at the risk of their own well being.”