No serious injuries in series of Sunshine Coast collisions
An impaired driver escaped injuries when he lost control of his vehicle and sheared off a power pole. (Sharon Vanhouwe, mycoastnow.com staff)
Two people were taken to hospital following an incident in Garden Bay when the driver of a car swerved to avoid a pedestrian who didn’t remain at the scene.
The incident happened on the Sunshine Coast Highway 9 days ago.
Sunshine Coast RCMP also attended an incident the day prior in the 5500 block of Inlet Avenue in Sechelt when a driver accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake and drove into the side of the unoccupied building.
No injuries were reported and the vehicle was still driveable.
Then, last Friday, police were called to Trail Avenue near Neptune Road after a northbound vehicle collided with a power pole and sheared it off as a result.
Multiple witnesses saw the vehicle travelling at a high speed prior to the collision, and the lone driver was seen leaving the vehicle on his own.
He failed a roadside alcohol screen test.
Then, last Saturday, RCMP are reporting there was a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 101 and Roberts Creek Road.
It happened as a driver attempted to make a left turn and was struck by an oncoming car and a third vehicle was struck when the first vehicle spun around.
No one suffered injuries but two of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.