Icy roads take a toll

Mayhem on the roads over the weekend

Icy roads led to several accidents over the weekend.

The mayhem began Friday around 6:45 a.m., when a 52-year-old woman lost control of her vehicle and went over the bank at Dahl Road and South Island Highway. The driver was not injured.

Also on Friday, around 7:45 p.m., a 58-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on the Island Highway due to the icy road conditions. As a result of this collision, the southbound lane was closed to allow the vehicle to be towed. The driver was not injured.

Five minutes later, a 49-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on Campbell River Road and dropped 25 feet down an embankment, hitting several trees along the way.

The driver was taken to the Campbell River hospital with back injuries.

On Saturday, shortly before 7 p.m., there were two accidents on Dogwood Street near Timberline Secondary School.

The first one involved a 36-year-old woman who lost control of her vehicle. The woman and her young son were not injured.

Minutes later, there was a two vehicle-collision on Dogwood just north of Rockland Road. A 28-year-old man driving a pickup hit another vehicle driven by a 24-year-old woman. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The man was later released, but the female driver was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Comox with a head injury and fractured leg.

As a result of the collision, Dogwood was closed from South McPhedran Road to Rockland as a collision analyst attended to assist with the investigation.