Foggy windows blamed for two-car crash in Esquimalt

Minor injuries reported in collision at Esquimalt Road and Lampson Street

A motorist learned an expensive lesson after he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into another car at an Esquimalt intersection Wednesday night.

Victoria police say the driver didn’t take time to defog the windows of his vehicle and allegedly ran a red light at the corner of Esquimalt Road and Lampson Street at 9:24 p.m.. It collided with a second vehicle that had just entered the intersection after the traffic light changed to green.

“The investigation determined that the second vehicle had run the red light on Esquimalt Road,” Victoria police Deputy Chief John Ducker wrote on the department’s operations blog. “This occurred in part because the windshield of the second  vehicle was  fogged up, obscuring the driver’s view of the lights and the road ahead.”

The motorist with the foggy windows was slapped with a ticket for running a red light. Police say alcohol was not a factor. Only minor injuries were reported.

emccracken@vicnews.com