Rush-hour traffic on the Trans Canada Highway in Chemainus was backed up and rerouted late Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision just south of the intersection with Smiley Road.
According to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, a 1995 Toyota 4Runner was travelling north in the passing lane around 4:30 p.m. when it was rear-ended, causing the vehicle to flip and hit the median. The driver, a 33-year-old Chemainus man, was taken by ambulance to Cowichan District Hospital with undetermined injuries.
Neighbours of the man attended the scene to collect some of his belongings from the vehicle.
As of Wednesday morning, police didn’t have further information about the second vehicle or its driver. The collision remains under investigation.