Photos: Morning crash totals car, injures one and closes Hillside
Nov 16 2012
An early morning single-vehicle crash Friday sent one man to hospital and closed Hillside Avenue.Photograph by: Staff , Times Colonist
A single-vehicle crash closed Hillside Avenue this morning for the second time this week.
Around 4:15 a.m. this morning a man wrapped his small car around a telephone pole at Hillside Avenue and Grosvenor Road near Cedar Hill Road. The man was pinned inside his crushed hatchback for nearly an hour while rescue crews worked to get him out. He was taken to hospital with severe injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The Victoria police crash team was on scene trying to determine the cause of the crash and whether speed or road conditions played a part. The vehicle was being towed around 9 a.m. with roads expected to open soon after.
On Sunday, a lone truck driver crashed into a tree near the same location.
According to Victoria police, the man crashed his truck into a tree around 5 a.m. near Hillside Avenue and Cedar Hill Road, closing the roads for hours.
The man left the scene of the accident and was later discovered a few blocks away with injuries.