Car occupants involved in a head-on collision on Highway 4 near Sutton Pass on June 10 escaped serious injury despite both cars being totalled, according to Port Alberni RCMP. DARRAN CHAISSON PHOTO

Tourists caught in Highway 4 head-on crash

No serious injuries in Sutton Pass accident

Some tourists visiting Vancouver Island from Europe had their vacation cut short when they were involved in a collision at Sutton Pass on Highway 4, Saturday afternoon.

The accident was what Port Alberni RCMP Watch Commander Cpl. Pat Jenkins termed “an off-set head-on collision.” A westbound vehicle cross the centre line and hit an eastbound vehicle.

“Both vehicles were destroyed,” Jenkins said. “All the occupants were taken to hospital as a precaution but there weren’t any serious injuries.”

One vehicle contained tourists from Europe driving a rental vehicle out of Alberta.

The driver that crossed the centre line was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act, Jenkins said.

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