A crash on Highway 1 near the Millstream Road exit affected northbound traffic.

A crash on Highway 1 near the Millstream Road exit affected northbound traffic.

Civilian vehicle hits police vehicle from behind on Highway 1 near Langford

Integrated Road Safety Unit vehicle was making a traffic stop when collision happened

A civilian vehicle hit a police vehicle part of the Integrated Road Safety Unit from behind Sunday afternoon.

The incident happened northbound on Highway 1 just before the Millstream Road exit with emergency crews responding at around 2:13 p.m.

The collision occured while the police vehicle was making a traffic stop, said West Shore RCMP, adding that the collision caused non-life-threatening injuries. Christine Ackerley, communications coordinator with Provincial Health Services Authority, later said crews transported two patients to hospital for treatment.

At least six RCMP vehicles were on scene, as were highway crews, managing traffic.

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An Integrated Road Safety Unit police vehicle was struck on Highway 1 just south of the Millstream exit in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

An Integrated Road Safety Unit police vehicle was struck on Highway 1 just south of the Millstream exit in Langford. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)