Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Victoria, BC – Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist in an impaired driving investigation after a collision yesterday sent one man to hospital.

Traffic officers discovered the aftermath of a collision at the intersection of Gonzales Avenue and Foul Bay Road at approximately 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon. As officers responded they discovered that two vehicles had been involved in a collision. Both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash.

One of the drivers was not physically injured in the collision. The male driver of the other vehicle was being attended to by a passerby who was an off-duty physician. He was unconscious and in potentially life-threatening condition.

B.C. Emergency Health Services Paramedics arrived and began to treat the male driver. They noted signs of a potential opioid overdose and administered Narcan. The male driver regained consciousness and his condition improved significantly. He was transported to hospital.  

Roads in the area were closed for several hours while our Collision Reconstruction Team gathered evidence.

This file remains under investigation. Charges have not been recommended.

The initial investigation indicates that one of the vehicles involved in the crash may have been travelling at high speed. The vehicles involved in the collision are:

  •          a grey 2008 Hyundai Sonata, and;
  •          a green 1993 Honda Accord.

Traffic officers are asking anyone who was in the Fairfield neighbourhood around 4 p.m. yesterday and may have witnessed a vehicle being driven unusually to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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