Victoria police cruiser, taxi collide at Cook Street

Indications are that cabbie ran red light at intersection of Rockland Road

A taxi driver ended up in hospital Sunday morning after being hit by a VicPD SUV.

The taxi was turning onto Cook Street from Rockland Avenue on a red light when a VicPD Chevy Tahoe t-boned the taxi, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

The police officer was uninjured, while the taxi driver suffered minor injuries, said Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesman.

The Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit attended the scene and is conducting an independent investigation, he said.

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