An apparent case of two vehicles racing on Sooke Road sent this pick-up truck careening into a hydro pole adjacent to the Shell station on Sooke Road. Power was lost in the area for approximately 1,500 residents. (photo Tim Collins)

Road opened for alternating traffic after a dramatic crash in Sooke

Two cars reported racing in three-car crash

Sooke Road has now opened for alternating traffic after being closed for several hours following a dramatic crash Friday afternoon.

Sooke emergency crews responded to the scene of a three-vehicle crash that, this afternoon, had left at least one person trapped in a vehicle.

The crash occurred on Sooke Road, near the Shell station, and involved two separate accident scenes and three vehicles.

Witness say two vehicles – a sedan and pickup truck – were racing eastbound when one sideswiped another pickup truck near the Shell station. The pickup truck crossed Sooke Road striking a utility pole.

The racing cars continued on for about 200 metres where they lost control near the Stickleback pub, rolling over a couple of times.

The Sooke School District sent a message to parents and guardians warning that some school buses would be late or not running due to the crashes.

For parents at Saseenos, Sooke, Poirier, John Muir, Journey and EMCS, any buses heading east of the crash sites are not running as the roadway is still closed. The district is asking parents to make alternative arrangements to pick up students.

Buses 9, 24 and W4 are running with slight delays.

Buses 5, 14, 19 are not running.

The Port Renfrew route is running but 40 minutes to one hour late.

Schools will remain staffed and open until all students are picked up safely.

Families on the West Shore are also being warned to expect some delays due to traffic congestion.

The accidents have caused power outages to at least 1,500 residents in the Sooke area. Crews are on site.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

A sedan was caught up in a racing incident on Sooke Road and rolled several times before coming to rest adjacent to the Stickleback West Coast Eatery. (photo Tim Collins)

Rescue crews work to extricate a person from a black pick up that was reportedly involved in a racing incident on Sooke Road. The vehicle lost control and flipped adjacent to the Stickleback Eatery. (photo Tim Collins)

Just Posted

Neighbours fear impact of tent city residents on Goldstream Provincial Park

Langford residents opposed to campers voice concerns at campground gate

Dementia Helpline seeks volunteers after dramatic increase in calls

First Link Dementia Helpline for those who lives with dementia or care partners

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

Province now allowing tent city campers to stay at Goldstream Park

Contrary to earlier reports, Ministry of Environment says there is no hard deadline for campers to leave, park open to public

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Most Read