Central Saanich Police Service – Media Release

– For immediate release –

Incident: Motor Vehicle Collision (Hwy 17 @ Keating Cross RD)

Date:  October 25, 2017

File Number: 2017-3989


Central Saanich, B.C. – At approximately 6:45pm on October 24, 2017,  a grey Ford pick-up truck travelling southbound on Hwy 17 collided with a black Dodge pick-up truck, which was in the northbound left turn lane (for Keating Cross Rd) on Hwy 17.

The investigation revealed that the 60-year-old lone male driver of the grey Ford suffered a medical episode causing him to veer into the path of the black Dodge. It was later determined that the 41-year-old lone driver of the black Dodge was  impaired by alcohol and was given a 90-Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a mandatory 30-day vehicle impound.

Both drivers were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.


Media Contact:

Cpl. Dan Cottingham

Community Engagement Officer

Central Saanich Police Service


Office:(250) 652-4441

Cell: (250) 818-2806