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One person remains in critical condition after collision in Saanich

The incident happened Friday night in the 100-block of Gorge Road West
Saanich police responded to a serious collision Friday night that has left one person in critical condition. (Black Press Media file photo).

One person remains in critical condition in hospital after suffering what police have called life-threatening injuries following a collision in Saanich Friday night.

Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information and communications officer of the Saanich Police Department, said police reported what he described as a serious two-vehicle collision in the 100-block of Gorge Road West at 8:30 p.m. on June 10.

Anastasiades said crews rushed one of the occupants, a passenger, to hospital with life-threatening injuries. “The drivers and other passengers involved sustained non-life-threatening injuries,” he said.

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Anastasiades said both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions on Gorge Road West when one of the drivers lost control and veered into the path of the other vehicle. The road was closed for several hours. Anastasiades said all persons involved were in their early 20s.

“While the investigation remains ongoing, alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in this crash,” he said.

“As of an update late last night, the person has not died and remains in critical condition in hospital,” he added.

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Wolf Depner

About the Author: Wolf Depner

I joined the national team with Black Press Media in 2023 from the Peninsula News Review, where I had reported on Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula since 2019.
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