The northbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway were shut down between Mount Sicker Road and Chemainus Road on Wednesday, March 10, following a traffic incident with a pedestrian.
Chemainus firefighters were called to the scene just before 10 a.m., after a report of a pedestrian injured on the highway. Martin Drakeley, manager of Fire and Bylaw Services for the Municipality of North Cowichan, said a Highways worker was hit by a set of wheels from a transport truck.
Later, an air ambulance was called in.
The RCMP were also called to the scene.
A detour for traffic was set up along Chemainus Road.