Road mishaps keep Port Alberni RCMP busy

A pair of multi-vehicle crashes on Monday lead to warning from RCMP.

  • Feb. 7, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Port Alberni RCMP are reminding drivers to drive defensively after responding to  a pair of multi-vehicle crashes on Monday (Feb. 6).

At 4:10 p.m., police responded to a two- vehicle crash on Redford Street at Ninth Avenue. According to RCMP Cpl. Amelia Hayden, a southbound Toyota Rav 4 on Ninth Avenue failed to yield, striking an eastbound Pontiac Sunfire on Redford Street. “The driver of the Toyota had stopped at the stop sign then failed to see the approaching Sunfire and drove out in front of it,” Hayden said.

There were no injuries in this collision. The driver of the Toyota was issued a ticket.

At 5:25 p.m. police responded to a second crash, this time at Roger Street near Sixth Avenue.  A three-vehicle collision resulted when the driver of a Chevy Cavalier was unable to stop in time, striking the vehicle in front it, which then bumped forward into the another vehicle that had come to a stop.

The vehicles were all eastbound on Roger Street when the collision occurred, Hayden said. “There were no injuries, due in part to the deployment of air bags in two of the vehicles.”

The driver of the Cavalier was issued a ticket for following too closely.

Drivers are reminded, especially during this time of winter driving and slippery roads, to leave themselves extra stopping distance between them and the vehicle in front of them and to give themselves more time to get to their destination, Hayden said.