Mechanical failure blamed for crash

Power steering failure is believed to be the cause of a March 6 crash on Victoria Avenue in Oak Bay

  • Mar. 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Power steering failure is believed to be the cause of a March 6 crash on Victoria Avenue.

A large truck travelling southbound in the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue suffered a power steering failure and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. The damage was minimal to both vehicles, however, the unoccupied vehicle sustained a large scrape on its rear bumper and the truck’s power steering fluid discharged onto the roadway. The truck was towed from the scene.



Near miss for crossing guard

A driver on Musgrave Street nearly hit a crossing guard March 4. Police said a driver was not paying attention and almost hit the guard who was holding their sign. The registered owner of the vehicle was sent a written warning.



Cyclist hit on Beach Drive

A cyclist suffered a broken collar bone and a driver was issued a ticket after an incident March 6.

The cyclist was struck by a large cube van making a right turn into the Oak Bay Marina parking lot. The van and the cyclist were both travelling northbound. The driver of the van was issued a $196 ticket for driving without consideration.



Illegal U-turn costs driver

On March 6 two vehicles were travelling eastbound in the 2000 block of Oak Bay Avenue when the lead car suddenly and unexpectedly conducted an illegal U-turn. The traffic incident caused a minor collision between the two vehicles. The driver of the lead vehicle was issued a violation ticket for an unsafe U-turn, which comes with a fine of $121.

Early intervention on graffiti

Arrangements are in place between a child’s parents and the Oak Bay Recreation Centre staff to repaint a skateboard ramp after mischief. On March 6, a maintenance worker witnessed a child spray painting a graffiti tag on the skateboard ramp and contacted the police.



Police deal with parking tickets

On March 3 police were called to Wilmot Place for a vehicle with 13 outstanding parking violations. The registered owner worked nearby and paid the outstanding balance of $200 to Oak Bay.



Fishing gear stolen from boat


A pair of down riggers, bolted to a boat, were stolen sometime between Feb. 28 and March 6 when police were notified. The equipment from Scotty Longarm electric was taken from the 3500 block of Beach Drive.



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