The Saanich Police Department is investigating a serious hit and run. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

UPDATED: Saanich Police arrest driver after serious hit and run

Motorists advised to avoid area of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street

Police are investigating a serious hit and run incident at Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Avenue.

On July 15 just before 7 a.m. Saanich Police were called to a crash near the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street. Police say a blue Dodge Caravan, heading east on McKenzie Avenue, struck a grey Yamaha scooter and a grey Honda Civic both westbound on McKenzie. The driver of the Caravan continued east where he struck a telephone pole near the intersection of Larchwood Drive.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, abandoned the van and fled on foot down Larchwood Drive and onto Teakwood Road, where police located him a short time later. The driver was arrested and is being investigated for impaired driving offences.

The 20-year-old woman driving the scooter was taken to hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

Collision Analysts are on scene and a portion of the intersection is closed while they investigate.

At this time, the Saanich Police Department is asking motorists to take alternative routes.

Drivers heading westbound on McKenzie Avenue are experiencing some delays.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

The Saanich Police Department is investigating a serious hit and run. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Just Posted

23 to 25 per cent of Island tourism businesses expected to close for good due to COVID-19

New program aims to help as many as possible survive through the summer

Camosun College shares free design of medical-grade face masks

Manufacturers across Canada, United States and UK have inquired

Group looks to create offroad trail network throughout Greater Victoria

Nature Trail Society partners with private landowners to make ‘loops’

Long wait to reopen is over for Vancouver Island gyms

Fitness centre owners taking safety measures they expect to be in place for some time

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

B.C.’s Central Kootenay region declares state of emergency, issues evacuation orders

The evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Feds earmark $1.5M to support recovery of B.C., Indigenous tourism

B.C. money will be split between Vancouver Island and Indigenous tourism

Saanich police see spike in excessive speeding compared to previous years

Nearly 100 excessive speeders caught since January 2020

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

Most Read