No injuries as falling tree crushes SUV on Saanich Road
An SUV was crushed by a falling tree on Saanich Road, but no one inside the vehicle was injured. Dec. 20, 2018. (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:55PM PST
There were no injuries as a falling tree crushed a vehicle in motion along Saanich Road amid an island-wide windstorm Thursday.
The SUV was driving on Saanich Road between Greenridge Crescent and McKenzie Avenue in the early afternoon when the tree fell.
Fire crews said the SUV was driving when the tree fell directly onto it, but miraculously, no one inside was injured.
Saanich police said traffic in the area was diverted and asked motorists to use alternate routes while crews cleaned up the mess.
Meanwhile, another tree came down in southbound lanes of the Pat Bay Highway at Keating Road.
A police vehicle had blocked the lane affected by the fallen tree, and traffic still appeared to be moving in one lane.
We are off on Highway 17 near Keating southbound. A large tree has fallen on power lines. One lane open for now. pic.twitter.com/EjEHtiRRpV— CS Police Service (@cspoliceservice) December 20, 2018