Truck torn apart in early morning Metchosin crash

A man driving from Sooke early this morning suffered serious injuries after slamming into a rock face on Sooke Road.

A man driving from Sooke early this morning suffered serious injuries after slamming into a rock face on Sooke Road.

West Shore RCMP said a passerby found the man, in his mid-20s, in a daze and wandering in the 3800 block of Sooke Road at 4 a.m., near Kangaroo Road in Metchosin.

Police suspect the eastbound 1990s Dodge pickup hit the rock face at high speed – fast enough to send the truck’s cab flying 50 metres into a creek bed. The remainder of the vehicle remained overturned on Sooke Road.

Metchosin volunteer firefighters and B.C. Ambulance also attended the crash. The man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries to his face and head. The road was closed for about two hours as RCMP conducted its investigation and pieces of the truck were removed.

The driver was alone in his truck, although that wasn’t clear at the scene. Officers called out a police dog to search for passengers, but none were located.

Speed is considered a factor in the crash, but alcohol isn’t, police say.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about this crash can call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.


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