View Royal firefighter Geoff Pitre sweeps up after a four car crash on the Trans-Canada on Tuesday.

Four car fender-bender stalls Trans-Canada

A four car chain-reaction collision on the Trans-Canada Highway backed up traffic into Langford Tuesday afternoon.

A four car chain-reaction collision on the Trans-Canada Highway backed up traffic into Langford Tuesday afternoon.

A southbound van rear-ended a truck as traffic slowed in a work zone past the Six Mile exit at about 1:50 p.m. Three other vehicles were damaged in the low-speed collisions and two people were sent to hospital with minor injuries.

“Driver of the van said her shoe did not fit right. (She) tried to brake but couldn’t and collided with a vehicle and we had a chain reaction,” said West Shore RCMP Const. Harrison Teed.

The same traffic control crew directing traffic around bridgework near the Colwood exit acted fast to set up pylons and signs at the crash scene. Flaggers stayed on the job and kept southbound traffic moving through one lane.

“We were in the process of taking everything down, so we switched it over for an accident scene,” said Larry Monterey, with SPR, a division of Mainroad contracting.

The crash scene was cleared by mid-afternoon.


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