Downtown T-bone crash sends one to hospital
The damaged SUV is pictured at the intersection of 6th Street and Fitzgerald on Wednesday morning. Photo by James Wood/98.9 The Goat/Vista Radio
COURTENAY, B.C- One person has been taken to hospital after a T-bone crash in downtown Courtenay.
The crash took place at the intersection of Fitzgerald Avenue and 6th Street, around 11:00 a.m. According to police, a red Ford pickup truck was heading westbound on 6th Street, and failed to obey the stop sign leading into the intersection.
The truck struck a northbound SUV that was passing through, damaging the passenger side and injuring the female driver. She was later sent to hospital with minor injuries to her arm.
The female driver of the truck remained on scene, speaking with police about what had occurred.
According to Constable Dave Dormuth, of the RCMP’s North Vancouver Island Traffic Services, the woman was “quite shaken up” and upset about what had happened.
Dormuth indicated that the woman would possibly be receiving a ticket for disobeying the sign. He also had advice for drivers in the area.
“Keep your eyes open,” said Dormuth.
“There are stop signs, and we’re getting a lot of this actually, where people are disobeying even yellow lights, you can’t run a yellow light. We’re getting a lot of crashes in Campbell River and in Courtenay, with people running lights and stop signs as well. You have to come to a stop and make sure the road is clear for you to proceed.”
No other injuries were reported from the scene.