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Injured driver transported to hospital by air ambulance after Chemainus accident

Extensive damage to vehicles involved in incident on Chemainus Road
Police and fire crews on the accident scene in Chemainus Friday morning. (Photo by Don Bodger)

A BC Emergency Services Helicopter transported a woman to hospital with undetermined injuries following an accident in Chemainus Friday morning.

The accident happened on Chemainus Road south of the roundabout at the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill. The helicopter landed at nearby Chemainus Secondary School to evacuate the patient.

Witnesses reported it was a two-vehicle accident, with the driver of a Ford vehicle trapped. The male driver of a Jeep that was also heavily damaged did not require evacuation by helicopter.

Daina Allenby noted on Facebook she witnessed the accident and “it was pretty bad debris everywhere.”

“But both people were awake and talking and the one fellow was out of his vehicle,” she added.

The damage to both vehicles was extensive, according to an employee at McBride’s Service Station that towed both vehicles to its compound. He assessed both as write-offs.

The speed limit on that stretch of Chemainus Road is 50 kilometres per hour.

Chemainus and Crofton Fire Department personnel were on the scene as well as North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Chemainus Road was closed in both directions at the accident site for nearly an hour. The scene was cleared at 10:05 a.m.

More as it becomes available.

Vehicle being towed back to McBride’s Service Station sustained extensive damage in Friday morning accident in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
BC Emergency Health Services helicopter lands at Chemainus Secondary School. (Photo by Glenda Buyan)

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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