No one seriously injured after head-on collision in Sandspit

  • Oct. 15, 2003 1:00 p.m.

A potentially tragic head-on collision occurred in Sandspit on Oct. 7 after two males in their 30s decided to play a game of “chicken” with their cars along Alliford Bay Road, said Bev Yovanovich of the Queen Charlotte RCMP detachment. Their cars suffered extensive damage but the drivers and one passenger all walked away from the crash.
One driver has been charged with crossing the double line, and another has been charged with the same as well as driving without a license.
In another incident, a 14-year old Queen Charlotte youth could have been seriously injured when he drove his motorized dirt bike into an oncoming car at the intersection of 7th Street and Highway 33 outside Sam and Shirley’s Grocery, Ms Yovanovich said, on Monday (Oct. 13) around 5 pm.
Police are still investigating to determine the details of how the accident occurred. The youth was thrown over the hood of the vehicle, but apparently was not injured. No charges have been laid at this time.
Police will press charges of impairment and obstructing a police officer after a 46-year old male became combative during a routine road check along Alliford Bay Road around midnight on Oct. 11.
Police pulled the man over, and after smelling marijuana and alcohol on him, issued a 24-hour suspension. After the man became belligerent, more severe charges were laid against him.