Sooke Road temporarily shut down following three vehicle accident

Highway 14 was closed off both ways after a van collided into a sedan, causing a chain reaction.

Sooke Road was shut down both ways for nearly two hours on Wednesday afternoon following a three-vehicle accident near Parkland Road.

The collision occured at the turn near Sasseenos Elementary school when the driver of a Dodge van, heading eastbound, experienced a medical emergency and crashed at speed into the rear of a Mazda sedan, which was waiting behind a Toyota SUV to turn left onto Parkland Rd, said Sooke RCMP Const. Sam Haldane, adding the sedan was consequently pushed into the SUV in front.

All three drivers were treated at the scene and later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the van was unconcious moments before the accident, Haldane noted.

Alternating traffic continued just after 5 p.m. but both lanes were open after all debris was cleared by emergency crews.

Sooke Road is now open but expect some volume heading westbound into Sooke.