UPDATED: Pair of crashes snarl traffic on Veterans Memorial Parkway

Police investigating possible link between second crash and Happy Valley Market shooting

A second crash snarled traffic on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road not long after the first was reported.

Emergency crews were called Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. for a collision at the intersection of VMP and Kelly Road in Langford.

Bystanders were helping when crews arrived, said Chris Aubrey, Langford Fire Chief.

One lane turning left from VMP onto Kelly was blocked off. Paramedics assessed three patients, including one infant. A white pickup truck and a minivan were involved in the crash although details of exactly how it happened were not immediately clear.

Police were called to the same area later Tuesday morning.

RELATED: Reports of a shooting on Happy Valley Road

The West Shore RCMP responded to a report of two vehicles speeding eastbound on Kelly Road near Westshore Town Centre. Police activated the lights on their cruiser and attempted to stop the vehicles. One driver fled and the other collided with a commercial truck at the Veterans Memorial Parkway intersection, according to police on scene.

The driver was taken into police custody.

The condition of the commercial truck driver is not known at this time.

Police on scene confirmed the local detachment is investigating if the crash is connected to the incident at Happy Valley Market.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Metchosin to test tsunami notification on Thursday evening

Approximately 80 to 100 residents in tsunami-zone

Public tips lead to arrest in alleged random assault on Victoria bus

June 19 incident was recorded by onboard camera

Sooke Fine Art Show gears up for July 24 launch

Virtual event to feature more than 375 juried works from local artists

Sooke Crisis Centre closes doors

Services previously offered to be dispersed throughout community support groups

Sidney asking tourists to respect health guidelines

Messaging says Sidney is ‘excited to welcome smart, safe, and respectful visits’

VIDEO: Victoria’s Raging Grannies call for end to public funding of for-profit senior homes

Organizer says COVID-19 has made senior home issues more apparent

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Campaign aims to raise $50K for young family of deceased Vancouver Island skydiver

James Smith, 34, died July 5 following incident in Nanoose Bay

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Most Read