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Van flips onto side in crash near Tillicum mall

Aug 07 2012

A dark-coloured passenger van flipped onto its side and blocked a Saanich intersection Monday evening after it ran a red light, hit another car and flipped.

The two drivers, a man and a woman, were in hospital Monday night as a result of the crash at about 5:30 p.m., police said.

A northbound vehicle on Tillicum Road went through a red light and hit another vehicle headed westbound on Maddock Avenue, at the intersection where Maddock changes into Arena Road, at Tillicum Mall, police said.

The northbound vehilce that ran a red light was a dark-coloured van driven by a man, said witness  Heather Young. The vehicle that was hit was a silver car driven by a woman, she said.

Young, who lives in a duplex on Tillicum Road, was just sitting down for dinner when she saw the crash and phoned 911.

“You heard the screeching and then just crunch and then the sound of glass being broken as the van flipped,” Young said.

Police continue to investigate.

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