Vehicle collision sends two to hospital

Two women were sent to hospital on Sunday night after a collision just west of the Alberni Summit.

A two vehicle collision just west of the Alberni Summit sent two women to hospital on Sunday night.

The crash was called into Port Alberni RCMP at 6:58 p.m. and shut down parts of Hwy. 4 that night.

“A Nissan Pathfinder lost control on the wet roads and crossed double yellow lines to hit a Ford F-150,” said Sgt. Dave Boyce.

“A mother and daughter [in the Ford truck] were injured and taken to West Coast General Hospital.”

The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder was unharmed but charged with driving too quickly for road conditions at the time.

“There was nothing untoward with alcohol but a Motor Vehicle Act violation was given,” said Boyce.

The Port Alberni RCMP are warning drivers to be careful on wet roads. Speed limits on the highway are maximum speeds for ideal conditions only—when conditions are dangerous or slippery, drivers should slow down to ensure that they remain in control of their vehicles.

“When it rains the roads get awful slippery,” said Boyce.

“You get the oil on the pavement mixing with the water and you need to slow down.”

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