Police seek driver who fled scene of Pat Bay collision

Saanich Police seek driver of light blue Mercedes sedan which fled the scene of this morning's (Aug. 12) collision on Pat Bay Highway

Saanich Police are seeking the driver of a light blue Mercedes sedan that fled the scene of this morning’s (Aug. 12) collision¬†on the Pat Bay Highway which resulted in one driver being transported to hospital.

The collision took place at approximately 8:20 a.m. and caused traffic delays for commuting traffic in the area.

The initial vehicle, an early 1990s model Honda, was being driven by a 19-year-old woman who was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Honda took quite a route, and a beating, as it lost control in the southbound lane near the intersection of the Patricia Bay Highway and Old East Road. The vehicle crossed the raised traffic island, across two lanes of travel in the northbound lanes, struck a cement barrier, then careened back across the two northbound lanes a second time, back over the raised traffic island, and ended up coming to a rest on the shoulder of the southbound lanes.

It suffered heavy damage.

The second vehicle, believed to be directly involved in this incident, initially stopped at the scene. However, as witnesses were tending to the injured driver of the first vehicle, the driver of the second vehicle left the scene, said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

“Our investigators would like to speak with the driver of the second vehicle that was directly involved in this incident. We understand that the driver may have initially stopped at the scene. However, the driver had an obligation to identify himself, and to exchange information with the other driver. Information that we have received indicates that the driver simply departed without making attempts to do so”.

The second vehicle is described as an older model (possibly early 1990s) light blue Mercedes sedan, with the Mercedes emblem mounted on the hood, not in the grill area of the vehicle. The driver was described as a man, between the ages of 30 and 50 years, and appeared to be the only occupant of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the identity of the second driver involved in this collision is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).