Crash last Friday injured North Cowichan councillor Al Siebring

Al Siebring, a long-time councillor for the Municipality of North Cowichan, is on the mend after a serious car accident

Al Siebring, a long-time councillor for the Municipality of North Cowichan, is on the mend after a serious car accident in the early morning hours of Oct. 7.

Siebring, who suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injuries in the accident, said he was travelling south on the Trans Canada Highway at approximately 12:30 a.m. when he noticed a number of vehicles pulled over to the side of the road just north of the Bench Road intersection.

He said he turned into the fast land to avoid the cars and any people that might be moving around them and hit a truck that was parked in the fast lane with no signal or emergency lights on.

“I crawled out of my car, which was a total write off, and I hurt all over,” Siebring said.

“I was taken to the hospital where I spent most of the day Thursday. Other than the dislocated shoulder, I’m bruised and tender all over my body, but I’m just happy to be alive.”

Sgt. Kristine Wood, from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment, acknowledged that police had responded to the accident.

She said officers reported that there were no serious injuries and no charges are being considered.

“It has been determined that weather was a factor in the accident,” she said.

“The police investigation into the accident is now closed, but the investigation by ICBC is still ongoing.”