Friday, February 15, 2019

Victoria, BC-  One man went to hospital after the vehicle that he was in collided with a gas pump at a gas station last night.

Patrol officers responded to a monitored BC Emergency Health Services call for a single vehicle collision into a gas pump at a gas station at the corner of Fairfield Road and St. Charles Street just after 6 p.m. last night. Paramedics had already transported the man to hospital when officers arrived.

The initial investigation indicates that the man suffered a medical event while driving. His passenger was able to slow the vehicle by reaching over and activating the emergency brake. While the vehicle and the gas pump suffered significant damage, there was no fire due to the quick actions of gas station staff, safety measures in place at the pump, and the quick response by the Victoria Fire Department, BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics and officers.

The man was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

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