Courtenay residents sent to hospital after high-speed Mission Hill crash
Emergency crews work to extract a man from a wrecked vehicle along Highway 19a on Feb.15, 2018. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio
COURTENAY,B.C- The Comox Valley RCMP are looking for anyone who witnessed a major crash yesterday.
The crash was along the Old Island Highway in Courtenay. Shortly before noon, a silver four-door car spun off the road, and hit a tree at high speeds.
“The vehicle, which was travelling northbound, clipped another vehicle before going off road,” read a statement from the Comox Valley RCMP.
Both occupants of the vehicle were extracted by first responders, and flown to hospital via air ambulance. It took an hour to free the 26-year-old male driver, while the 25-year-old female passenger was removed from the vehicle first.
An investigation into the crash is currently ongoing, with Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and North Island Traffic Services providing assistance.
“If anyone witnessed this collision, or has any information to assist with this investigation, please
contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338- 1321,” read the release.
Witnesses can cite the file number 2018-2106.
There is no update on the conditions of the occupants at this time.