Minor injuries following Sunday crash


Submitted / Sunshine Coast RCMP
May 13, 2014 11:22 AM

A 50-year-old man from Thailand suffered only minor injuries following what appears to be a horrific accident scene near North Road in Gibsons on Sunday afternoon, May 11.

A 50-year-old man from Thailand sustained minor injuries in an accident on Sunday afternoon in Gibsons.

On May 11 at approximately 3:20 p.m. Sunshine Coast RCMP, Gibsons fire department and paramedics were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle collision near the 800 block of North Road. Fire crews and paramedics attended to the single male occupant, while police conducted an investigation into cause of the crash.

“Police determined that the suspect vehicle had been travelling westbound on North Road when the vehicle veered across the eastbound lane, onto the grass shoulder and struck a large tree head-on, propelling the vehicle back onto the roadway, where it came to rest in the eastbound lane,” said Cpl. Steve Chubey. “Prior to striking the tree, the vehicle struck a highway sign with such force that the sign flew approximately 60 feet and was impaled into a tree. After speaking to the driver, it was determined that he had likely fallen asleep while driving. Traffic was temporarily stopped in both directions as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.”

Chubey said the driver was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with shoulder and leg injuries. Police did not charge the driver.

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