The driver was taken away by ambulance. Phto by Mike Chouinard

Driver taken away in ambulance following Courtenay crash

Two vehicles involved in crash, one driver needs to be extricated from vehicle

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Courtenay Monday morning.

The accident took place about 10 a.m. on 17th Street near England Avenue. Preliminary reports from the scene indicate a Chevy was exiting the parking lot of the strip mall on 17th when it came into contact with a Kia mini-van travelling north on 17th Street.

READ MORE: Courtenay Fire Department responds to three vehicle incidents in under an hour

The Chevy suffered serious damage to the driver’s side door. The vehicle ended up beyond the sidewalk in a planted area with shrubs adjacent to the mall.

Courtenay Fire Department, RCMP and ambulance attended the scene, with fire department directing traffic heading eastbound on 17th Street. The westbound lane was closed between Cliffe and Fitzgerald avenues for emergency vehicles to operate.

The driver of the Chevy was taken away in ambulance after being extricated from the car. A fire department spokesperson reported she was conscious and alert at the scene.

The other vehicle was able to leave the scene after the driver spoke to police. A tow truck arrived around 10:30 a.m. to pull the Chevy out of the planted area. The Comox Valley Record will update the story as we get more details.

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