Saanich police probe RCMP crash scene
Two days after a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan injured two people, police began looking into the evidence related to the accident involving a Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP member.
The Saanich Police Department has been asked to do an independent review of the crash that occurred at around 7 p.m., June 3.
Saanich police spokesperson Sgt. Dean Jantzen said the northbound driver, who was about to turn left onto Miller Rd., was still being treated for injuries Tuesday morning.
“The young lady, a 23-year-old, was still in the hospital. And that was over just general concerns about a concussion she may have received during the collision.”
The RCMP member suffered bump and bruises and will be interviewed as part of the police investigation. But Jantzen couldn’t say whether either driver faces charges.
“Nothing is off the table, but we have to leave that to our officers to assess,” he said and added that a collision analyst and forensic experts went to Duncan Tuesday morning to start reviewing the evidence.
“We’re not assigning any blame. We’re not going to pass any judgment until we see all the facts, and really, that’s what our officers are up there doing right now.”
There was significant damage to both the northbound Hyundai Accent and the RCMP vehicle.
Jantzen wouldn't give an exact timeline but said it could be weeks or months before the Saanich police determine what caused the crash.
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