Head-on Courtenay crash sends two drivers to hospital
Two people went to St. Joseph's General Hospital after a head-on crash Monday near one of the highest-collision intersections in the Comox Valley.
Although full extraction was not required, firefighters helped the single occupants of both vehicles to extricate themselves after the collision at about 7:15 p.m. on the Old Island Highway near Ryan Road in East Courtenay.
The roadway was reportedly slick at the time of the crash.
Rain mingled with oil might have been a factor in the mishap, deputy chief Dennis Henderson of the Courtenay Fire Department said at the scene.
Excessive speed could also have contributed, he added.
Injuries to an unidentified man and a woman taken to hospital were undetermined. The road was closed for a brief time until the vehicles, one of which was badly damaged, were removed from the scene.