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Rain and bad driving blamed for Victoria-area crashes

Dec 28 2011

Police dealt with a spate of traffic accidents Tuesday as rain made roads slippery.

Officers responded to eight crashes in seven hours. A common factor was people driving too fast and driver inattention, Saanich Staff Sgt. Scott Treble said.

Around 2:30 p.m., three cars were involved in a rear-ender crash as they headed south on the Trans-Canada Highway, near Tillicum Road.

The occupants of one vehicle were taken to hospital with minor injuries, Treble said. One driver was charged with following too closely and given a $109 ticket.

Two cars collided at 4:15 p.m. in the 900 block of Claremont Avenue. No one was hurt.

A short time later, Saanich police dealt with another three-car rear-ender on Wilkinson Road, at Roy Road. One driver suffered a neck and back injuries, but did not need hospital treatment. Another driver was charged with driving too fast for the conditions.

A second two-car crash happened in the area about 7:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

At 7:15 p.m. a car and a flat-deck tow truck collided in the 3100 block of Tillicum.

A grey Ford F150 pickup hit a car on Burnside Road West, near Marigold Road, at 8:30 p.m. The driver of the truck drove off. Witnesses gave officers a licence plate number and police were looking for the driver.

West Shore RCMP attended Treanor Avenue in Langford about 7:10 p.m. after a car hit a pole.

An accident involving two cars at 9:17 p.m blocked traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway at Admirals Road.

No one was hurt, but both cars were badly damaged and had to be towed away.

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