Woman airlifted following Tuesday crash

A female patient was taken to Victoria General Hospital by helicopter and a male patient was transported to Cowichan District Hospital by ambulance following a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and Mays Road Tuesday morning, when the vehicle they were in veered from the highway into a pole.

The crash occurred around 11 a.m. and slowed traffic while emergency crews worked.

The female passenger was trapped inside the vehicle but firefighters from North Cowichan’s South End Hall were able to remove her.

The impact the blue Toyota fourdoor sedan had on the light standard it struck in the southbound lane was enough for the traffic signal on the other end of the pole to come lose and fall to the ground.

The two were driving from Campbell River.

Once the patients were removed from the scene, a crew from Mainroad set to clearing the roadway of debris.