One teen in hospital after View Royal crash into water early Sunday morning

A 17-year-old victim rescued from a car submerged in water is in hospital with life-threatening injuries

A 17-year-old girl is in hospital after a car landed in a metre of water early Sunday morning.

RCMP and View Royal Fire Rescue responded to a car submerged upside down in water along the road just after midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8 near the intersection of Burnside Road West and the Burnside Road off ramp.

Two females, both 17, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, say West Shore RCMP, but only one remained inside the car when first responders arrived. The teen in the car was submerged in water and unresponsive.

RCMP officers attempted to get her out, but couldn’t reach her. When additional RCMP and fire crews arrived, the vehicle was lifted and the passenger was removed through the broken rear window. Her seatbelt was cut off.

She was taken to Victoria General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The condition and location of the second female have not been released.

One person was arrested at the scene of the crash. RCMP did not release the gender of that person but did say the person was not in the vehicle that crashed. Charges have not been laid.

West Shore RCMP are still investigation and are waiting for the traffic reconstruction report.

 

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