The 76-year-old driver of this blue Caravan and her female passenger were sent to hospital Tuesday evening following a collision with a motorcyclist at the intersection of Tillicum Road and Arena Way. Crews also took the motorcyclist — a 28-year-old man — to hospital where he received treatment for what Sgt. Julie Fast of the Saanich Police described as “serious but non-life threatening injuries.” (Saanich Police/Submitted)

Collision between mini-van and motorcycle in Saanich sends three to hospital

The 28-year-old motorcyclist suffered “serious but non-life threatening injuries”

Saanich Police continue to investigate the cause of a crash Tuesday evening that sent three people to hospital and closed a major road for several hours.

“At this point, we don’t know the factors involved in the crash and no tickets have been issued,” said Sgt. Julie Fast of Saanich Police, when asked about what caused the collision between a mini-van and a motorcycle near the intersection of Tillicum Road and Arena Way.

READ ALSO: Saanich mother fears for the safety of her children on Tillicum Road

The mini-van — a blue Caravan — was turning left onto Arena Way, after heading north on Tillicum Road, said Fast. A motorcycle heading south on Tillicum Road hit the side of the turning minivan near its rear end. This collision sent the motorcyclist off his vehicle and onto the ground, she added.

Ambulance crews took the motorcyclist — a 28-year-old man — to the hospital where he received treatment for what Fast described as “serious but non-life threatening injuries.”

“The driver of the minivan, a 76-year-old female and another female passenger, also went to the hospital to be assessed for bumps and bruises,” said Fast. “One of our crash analysts attended and as I understand, Tillicum [Road] was blocked for a bit while the scene was examined.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

wolfgang.depner@saanichnews.com

 

Just Posted

Western Speedway racing legend ‘The Flying Plumber’ turns 98

Dave Cooper recalls car crashes, his first win, and more

Second puppy killed by poisonous mushrooms in Victoria

Springer spaniel puppy died after consuming mushrooms in Fairfield neighbourhood

Driver charged in Central Saanich pedestrian’s death appears in court

Victim Kim Ward, 51, died on scene at the August 2018 crash

Langford homeowner helps West Shore RCMP catch car thief

The homeowner grabbed the suspect until the police arrived moments later

Nuisance tree will remain on perimeter of Fireman’s Park

Council re-affirm pledge to protecting healthy tree canopy

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Local Mounties asking for help in finding culprits

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read