A car crashed into a tree off of Sooke Road

Second car crash in two months at tree near Connie Road

A westbound mini-van drove off the roadway and into a tree on Sooke Road near Connie Road around 11 a.m., Oct. 18.

A westbound mini-van drove off the roadway and into a tree on Sooke Road near Connie Road around 11 a.m., Oct. 18.  The incident occured just metres from the Metchosin border.

According to Sooke fire Chief Steve Sorensen, the driver and a single passenger, both in their 30s, were taken to Victoria General via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

He said the vehicle was severely damaged, with lots of leaking fluid and a split gas tank.

“The vehicle is trashed,” Sorensen said. “The seat belts and airbags saved them.”

A similar car crash in the same area, involving the same tree, claimed the life of an 80-year-old man two months ago.

The man was driving a van, with his wife as a passenger, when he lost control of the vehicle and veered off the highway into the tree.

The accident occurred on Aug. 8 and the man passed away about a week later in hospital.

Just Posted

Victoria feels the pinch at the pump as gas prices jump 18 cents

Gas up to 157.9 cents per litre at some stations

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Saanich residents planning Halloween fireworks displays must plan ahead

Folks are required to attend one of three safety courses, buy a permit

‘Panda’ Goodlife runner searches for his head

Facebook post for help leads to ‘unconfirmed panda head sightings’

Man swinging election sign threatens to kill woman in Oak Bay

Police detain aggravated man without use of taser

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

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

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

VIDEO: Bear spies on cyclists riding by on Campbell River street

Riders seem unaware the bruin is mere feet away on the side of the road

Two Cowichan Tribes families devastated by duplex fire

Carla Sylvester sat in her vehicle, on Tuesday morning, with tears in… Continue reading

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after ‘accidentally’ crossing border

Parents travelling with three-month-old reportedly being held in Pennsylvania

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Most Read