Helmet prevents serious injury

Oak Bay Police respond to a pair of collisions involving cyclists

  • Mar. 19, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A bike and truck were undamaged but a cyclist taken to hospital after a collision shortly after 8 a.m. on March 12

The pick-up driver had just parked on the 2300 block of Cedar Hill Cross Road when a 54-year-old Oak Bay woman on a bicycle struck the open door of the pick-up. It is believed the cyclist’s elbow caught the edge of the door; she was thrown from her bicycle landing on her back.

The cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The back of her helmet was cracked from the impact with the pavement, indicating it prevented serious head injury.



Cyclist hits car

A cyclist hit a car turning right off Foul Bay Road on March 13 at 1:15 p.m. An Oak Bay driver was headed south on Foul Bay Road, followed by a Victoria cyclist headed in the same direction, when the driver signalled to turn onto Taylor Street. The cyclist struck the rear passenger corner of the car, and she fell from the bicycle onto the pavement, suffering minor injuries. Both vehicles had minor damage. No charges were considered.

Neighbours report B&E

Police rushed to the 1500 block of Prospect Place in the wee hours of Friday, March 13, after a 9-1-1 call about a break and enter in progress. Residents heard glass being smashed and saw the beam of a flashlight.

Police attended immediately but the suspect had already departed. A police canine unit from Victoria attended and tracked a scent a short distance but the scent was then lost. Saanich Forensic Identification Section attended to conduct an analysis for evidence. The investigation continues.



Police check secures home

An Oak Bay Police officer conducting a property check on Hewlett Place discovered a rear door to the kitchen unlocked on March 13. The house was cleared to ensure no one was inside and a property reference called to secure the residence.

This is an indicator of the success of Oak Bay’s program where residents can register their property with the police when they’re going to be away for more than a few days.



Driver given prohibition

A Victoria woman blew a ‘warn’ netting a roadside driving prohibition. The 39-year-old was stopped March 12 at an impaired driving check stop on Cadboro Bay Road.

An officer noted the odour of liquor on her breath and the driver admitted to having consumed wine. She blew a ‘warn’ on two different roadside screening devices. Her vehicle was also seized for three days.



Police seize drugs

Three grams of marijuana was seized from three men at Oak Bay Marina parking lot on March 10.  Oak Bay Police checked the car around 9 p.m. and smelled marijuana. A small baggie was produced with three grams of pot which was seized for destruction. The men were released.



Daytime theft

A gold ring and laptop computer were stolen from a home in the 2300 block of Windsor Road. The break-in occurred between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 9.