Oak Bay News


Bike crashes highlight need for caution

Two accidents during the past week highlight the need for caution when cycling.

In the first instance, a driver heading west on Neil Street failed to yield to a cyclist heading southbound on Foul Bay Road. The cyclist, who was equipped with a bicycle helmet with a flashing headlight as well as a red rear light on her 12-speed bike, was struck by the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to yield.

In a second incident, a cyclist crashed into a parked car on the 3000-block of Henderson Rd. The impact of that collision was severe enough to propel the rider’s head through the back window of the vehicle, causing him to sustain severe lacerations to his face.

Light standard sheared off, driver flees scene

The 27-year-old driver of a green Izuzu Trooper has been charged with driving with undue care and consideration after a single vehicle accident left a light standard on Oak Bay Avenue sheared in half.

The Trooper was eastbound at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the time of the crash and sustained extensive damage to its front end as a result of the collision.

Regardless of the damage, the driver continued on for another block before parking his vehicle on Yale Street. He and his 40-year-old female passenger then left the vehicle and began walking away from the scene.

Both were taken into custody a short distance away for leaving the scene of an accident.

Municipal crews secured the site by removing the light standard and towing the disabled Izuzu.




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