Head on Crash Closes Highway for Hours

Port Alberni, Collision Unit

2022-02-18 15:10 PST

File # 2022-1465

A three-vehicle head on collision closed Highway 4 for several hours Thursday night.


On Thursday February 17, 2022 Port Alberni RCMP officers attended a reported collision on Hwy 4, near Coombs Country Candy. Officers arrived on scene and found three vehicles and patients being treated by Port Alberni Fire Department and BC Ambulance.


A total of five occupants were transported to hospitals for varying levels of injuries, with most being released later that night.


The drivers stuck in the closures showed compassion and patience, which was vital in allowing officers to focus on their investigation said Cst Richard Johns, Media Relations Officer for Port Alberni RCMP.


Port Alberni RCMP are asking for anyone who has dash camera footage at approximately 6:45 PM to 6:55 PM of a Red Chevrolet Cavalier near Coombs Country Candy to contact investigators at 250-723-2424

Released by

Cst. Richard Johns

Media Relations Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
Office: 250-723-2424

Email: Richard.Johns@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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