An injured driver is attended to by emergency services personnel.

Driver going the wrong way causes accident

Two vehicle accident closed Sooke Road and rerouted traffic

A 49-year-old Sooke woman has been charged with driving without due care and attention after she travelled in the wrong lane and collided with an oncoming vehicle on Sooke Road around 11 a.m. on Aug. 16.

The woman, driving a 1994 Ford pickup truck, was heading west in the eastbound lane on Sooke Road near Edward Milne community school, when she hit an oncoming, eastbound vehicle broadside.

The 79-year-old driver of the struck vehicle — a 2001 Volkswagen — was taken to Victoria General with non-life threatening injuries. He was also a Sooke resident.

The Volkswagen was a write-off as a result of the collision.

“The weather condition was clear and sunny, and good visibility, so we don’t know why she was driving on the wrong side of the road,” said Staff Sgt. Steve Wright said. “She could not provide a reason why she was travelling in the wrong lane.”

Wright added that speed was not a factor.

According to witness statements obtained by police, the woman was seen driving in the wrong lane for at least 200 metres.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact police at: 250-642-5241.

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