Crash lands car on lawn of municipal hall

After trying to avoid another car on the Trans-Canada Highway, a vehicle ended up on the lawn at the North Cowichan Municipal Hall on Monday afternoon.

Just before 3:30 p.m., a Nissan XTrail operated by a woman in her 20s left the road when the driver dodged a black Porsche Cayenne that made a quick lane change in front of her, going through a hedge and ending up on the grass, flipping 360 degrees and ending up back on its wheels.

The Porsche stopped but its driver didn’t offer information to the driver of the Nissan. Other witnesses did stop to provide assistance.

The driver and sole occupant was taken by ambulance to the Cowichan District Hospital for assessment. Patrols looking for the Porsche were unsuccessful.

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