Truck crash tangles Malahat commute

The drivers of a logging truck and dump truck were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after their vehicles collided on the Malahat Highway Wednesday morning, causing problems for the morning commute.

The Shawnigan Lake RCMP responded to the scene at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and South Shawnigan Lake Road at 6:45 a.m., along with

volunteer firefighters and BC Ambulance.

Both vehicles were heading south when the collision occurred.

Traffic on the Malahat was reduced to one lane with alternating north-and southbound traffic for about three hours while crews worked to investigate and clear the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 250-743-5514.