Two flown to hospital in critical condition after Highway 1 crash
First responders can be seen near the site of a crash involving a motorcycle on Highway One just north of Ladysmith, B.C. June 30, 2015. (CTV Vancouver Island)
Two people have been airlifted to hospital in critical condition following a crash involving a motorcycle just north of Ladysmith, B.C.
The collision was reported at 2:01 p.m., according to BC Ambulance Service, but it’s unclear how many vehicles or people were involved.
Two patients were flown by Medevac to hospital, one to Victoria General Hospital and one to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and are both in critical condition, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services.
Two air and four ground ambulances were called to the scene in total.
There were reports the incident shut down traffic in both directions on Highway One three kilometres north of Ladysmith at Oyster Sto’Lo Road.
The North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department said in a later tweet that one lane was open in each direction as of 3:20 p.m., but traffic was moving slowly.
Second helicopter left scene one lane each direction open. Traffic heavy and slow, use caution— NOVFD (@NOVFD_911) June 30, 2015