Single vehicle collison on Hwy. 4

On June 6 the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 4 and Lakeshore Road.

Port Alberni RCMP Detachment responded to a single vehicle collision on the Pacific Rim Hwy and Lakeshore Road on June 6.

On Monday, June 6 at approximately 6 p.m. the Port Alberni RCMP Detachment responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 4 and Lakeshore Road.

A blue Ford Explorer was travelling eastbound when the driver tried to overtake another vehicle as it nearer the end of a passing lane.  With an oncoming vehicle approaching, the driver of the Explorer was forced to lock up his brakes and skidded into the ditch. There were no injuries but his vehicle received significant damage.

A witness stated that the driver was driving aggressively in an attempt to pass another vehicle at the end of the passing lane.  The driver was observed to be travelling well in excess of the posted speed limit and was issued a ticket for failing to complete pass safely.

Motorists are reminded to observe posted speed limits and to allow merging traffic from the right to enter the travel lane as they approach the end of a passing lane.

 

Just Posted

Rosalind Chapman seeks seat on Port Alberni city council

Community volunteer and longtime Alberni Valley resident Rosalind Chapman will seek a… Continue reading

Accident causes power outage on Beaver Creek Road

One sent to West Coast General Hospital in crash

Inside the music: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Big Read: VIMF in the Comox Valley exemplifies the spirit of an Island summer music festival

Save-On-Foods donates to summer kids’ program in Port Alberni

Food bank takes over from breakfast programs once summer vacation starts

West Coast Hockey Prep Camp draws nearly 1,000 players to Port Alberni

History-making Korean hockey coach joins league of celebrity instructors

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

Two significant wildfires burning in southeastern B.C.

More than 20 fires were burning in the Southeast Fire Centre as of Saturday afternoon

Volunteers provide the glue that keeps BC Games moving

The 2018 Cowichan Summer Games had more than 2,300 volunteers on hand across Vancouver Island

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

Lodeiro scores twice to help Sounders beat Whitecaps 2-0

Seattle’s Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring in the fifth minute when he converted a penalty kick

Race walker breaks 18-year-old BC Games record

Zone 6 athlete Olivia Lundman crossed finish line with ease, to loud cheers in Cowichan

PHOTO GALLERY: BC Games Day 2

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

BC Wildfire update on 14 major Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

UPDATED: Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters defy eviction order

Demonstrators at Camp Cloud in Burnaby say they won’t leave, but will meet with city officials

Most Read