The accident happened on the Pat Bay Highway, at the McKenzie overpass. (Google maps)

The accident happened on the Pat Bay Highway, at the McKenzie overpass. (Google maps)

Car flips onto roof on Pat Bay Hwy

The crash happened near the McKenzie overpass

Traffic is delayed on the Pat Bay Highway this afternoon after a car flipped over onto its roof.

The crash happened on the McKenzie overpass at approximately 3:15 p.m., when a silver vehicle travelling southbound drove onto the grass median dividing the highway and launched into the air, landing in the middle of northbound traffic lanes.

Emergency crews, including the Saanich Fire Department, are on scene. They had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue one person trapped inside. That person has since been taken to hospital by ambulance.

Northbound traffic is being diverted onto the McKenzie onramp, across the street and back on the Pat Bay Highway onramp from McKenzie. Southbound traffic is not affected at this time, but expect delays.