RCMP investigating fatal collision

Oceanside, Port Alberni, Traffic Services

2019-09-09 11:53 PDT

File # 2019-9976

Central Island Vancouver Traffic Services is investigating after a collision claimed a woman's life late yesterday evening.

Just before 10 p.m. on Sunday September 8, Oceanside RCMP front line officers responded to a report of a collision on Highway 4, near Cameron Lake. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS) personnel attempting resuscitation efforts on a 63-year-old Port Alberni woman. Despite life-saving efforts, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Initial investigation has determined that the westbound vehicle, driven by the 63-year-old victim, lost control of her vehicle and entered into the eastbound lane. The driver of the eastbound vehicle attempted to avoid the westbound vehicle however a collision occurred. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was not injured.

While the cause of the collision remains under investigation by Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services, early indicators are that condition of the tires on the vehicle the woman was driving may have been a contributing factor. This is a stark reminder to ensure your vehicle remains compliant with all requirements under the Motor Vehicle Act, states Inspector Tim Walton, Officer in Charge of Vancouver Island Traffic Services.

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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