A two-vehicle crash at Goldstream Avenue at Veterans Memorial Parkway last week has police reminding people that changed summer driving routines can lead to more fender benders.

Summer drivers take caution, remind police

Vehicle collisions in Langford have police reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention in summer months.

Vehicle collisions in Langford have police reminding drivers to slow down and pay attention in summer months.

On Friday at 8:30 a.m. a Mazda was turning off Veterans Memorial Parkway on a yellow light and hit a GMC truck travelling on VMP through the intersection at Goldstream Avenue.

“We could hear the collision from the detachment,” remarked Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz with West Shore RCMP.

Police  arrived on scene immediately and began directing traffic around the crash. The scene was cleared in about 20 minutes.

On Monday morning, the same area was the scene of a two-car crash.

Around 10 a.m a sliver Hyundai was attempting to turn left off Goldstream Avenue on to Aldwynd Road and was struck by a yellow passenger car travelling north on Goldstream.

The driver of the yellow vehicle was issued a violation ticket.

The summer months can a factor into crashes, police say. People are often driving unfamiliar routes and are not in their normal driving routines.

“People are driving routes that maybe they are not accustomed to the surroundings,” said West Shore RCMP Const. Brian Lucas.

“People need to be more relaxed, slow down and give themselves more time,” Rochlitz said.




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