Man stuck for several hours after Hwy. 4 crash at Cameron Lake

By Ian Holmes
September 21, 2018 - 2:13pm Updated: September 21, 2018 - 3:32pm

Emergency responders teamed up to extricate a man from his car after a crash on Hwy. 4 at Cameron Lake early Friday morning.Coombs-Hillers Volunteer Fire Dept.

A man was stuck in his car for at least six hours after a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 4 at Cameron Lake early Friday morning.Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Dept.

PARKSVILLE — A man couldn't get out of his car for at least six hours after a single-vehicle wreck off Hwy. 4 along Cameron Lake.

Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Dept. chief Aaron Poirier told NanaimoNewsNOW the lone occupant of the eastbound car went off the road and over the barrier on the lake side of the the highway near the Beaufort picnic site.

Poirier said the driver, who was out of the view of passing highway traffic, was heard by people in the park several hours later yelling for help.

“He was unable to extricate himself and the bystanders from Beaufort Park were alerted and able to call for help.”

Poirier said the motorist was pulled from his car and taken to hospital. He said the driver was conscious and alert after being pulled to safety.

He said preliminary information indicated the crash happened at about 4 a.m. Friday, while emergency responders were called in just after 10 a.m.

Traffic was disrupted in the area as crews retrieved the man. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

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