Three young men are lucky to be alive after the truck they were riding in went over steep embankment on Sooke River Road.

Truck plunges off embankment, three hurt

Accident on Sooke River Road

If not for the seat belts the three young men were wearing they would most likely be severely injured or dead

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the early afternoon, a pick up truck carrying the trio went off a high bank on Sooke River Road.

Several vehicles were travelling along the road towards Sooke when the driver of a pickup attempted to pass a number of vehicles when the truck driver lost control and went down the embankment.

Const. Rowat of the Sooke RCMP said the deployed air bag  and the seat belt saved the driver. The driver walked away from the crash with minor injuries and the two passengers were sent to hospital with what Rowat termed as minor injuries.

“It was lucky no one was killed,” said Const. Rowat.

The truck had to be hauled up out of the steep embankment with two tow trucks. Traffic was intermittent along Sooke River Road for several hours as the mess was cleaned up.

Police say alcohol and drugs were not a factor but the driver of the truck will be charged with driving contrary to restrictions. He was a “N” driver and was not allowed to carry more than one passenger, he had two.

Const. Rowat said on Thursday that the injured passengers and driver were fine, although they were all stiff and sore.

Just Posted

Work set to begin on removing Sooke’s derelict boats from waterways

Seven boats earmarked to be removed this spring

82 new rental units available in Colwood

Aimed at housing families, seniors and people living with disabilities

Saanich could become the new home of the world’s largest gnome

Galey Farms could find out Tuesday whether it will host the eight-metre-tall structure

Sooke entrepreneurs embark on sweet adventure

New owners will continue unique fudge brand

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

SOOKE HISTORY: Grandma Sue shared First Nations’ traditions with visitors

Elida Peers | Contributed We have had a number of books published… Continue reading

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Anti-discrimination group wants to map offenders with cross-Canada hate atlas

Morgane Oger Foundation issues call for volunteers to help build Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism

Most Read