A vehicle ended up in the water after careening off Sooke Road.

Vehicle careens off Sooke Road end up in the water

Driver and baby okay

A man and baby are okay after a car accident Friday morning that sent their Lincoln Town Car crashing through the trees on Sooke Road near Cooper’s Cove.

“I heard lots of crashing, banging, tires screeching,” said Sooke resident Shawn Steele. “And then a vehicle coming through the trees and landing upside down.”

The man took the baby in his arms and climbed back up to safety, he said.

Steele was working outside at his gardening business down below by the beach where the car eventually landed near the water, and ran up to the street where he talked to police.

RCMP Cpl. Jason From was on the scene and said they had received a call at 9:26 a.m. about a vehicle roll-over. The driver had something unsecured in the passenger seat which caused him to lose control of his car.

“The driver over-corrected (his vehicle)and went over the centerline. He crashed through the trees onto the embankment below,” said From.

Paramedics and the fire department were also on scene. Both the driver and the baby were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said From.

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