Logs spilled into the ditch at West Coast Rd. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Logs spilled into the ditch at West Coast Rd. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

Man airlifted to hospital after logging truck rolls in Shirley

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries from Shirley area after his logging truck rolled over on Tuesday afternoon.

The logging truck, which carried a loaded tandem, tipped over and lost its load coming across the Muir Creek bridge in Shirley heading eastbound on West Coast Road.

No other vehicles were involved.

After being pulled from the truck cab, which settled into a small canal beside the road, the driver was airlifted via Medivac from a nearby quarry to Victoria General with serious injuries.

Sooke RCMP Cpl. Dawn Gilhen said possible speeding charges are being considered.

“We are investigating speed as a factor,” she said, adding the investigation is still ongoing.

A mobile crane and a logging truck arrived later that afternoon to remove the vehicle and logs from the road.

Gilhen added the man’s condition is unchanged and that he remains in a coma.

 

B.C. Air Ambulance taking off from a quarry near West Coast Rd, just up the hill from where the logging truck rolled over. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. Air Ambulance taking off from a quarry near West Coast Rd, just up the hill from where the logging truck rolled over. (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. Air Ambulance takes off from Shirley (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)

B.C. Air Ambulance takes off from Shirley (Octavian Lacatusu/Sooke News Mirror)