A Lake Cowichan Fire Department crew works on flipping a car back onto its wheels at Meades Creek Road

A Lake Cowichan Fire Department crew works on flipping a car back onto its wheels at Meades Creek Road

Buzzing bee to blame for Meades Creek Road vehicle rollover

In an attempt to shoo away a bee that had entered her car, a local mother crashed her vehicle into a tree; her car flipping onto its roof as a result, Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter said.

  • Aug. 29, 2011 6:00 a.m.

A busy bee caused quite a stir last week.

In an attempt to shoo away a bee that had entered her car, a local mother crashed her vehicle into a tree; her car flipping onto its roof as a result, Lake Cowichan RCMP Cpl. Warren Potter said.

“There didn’t appear to be any injuries,” he added, of the single vehicle rollover.

The vehicle had two occupants, including the mother – a Town of Lake Cowichan resident – and her son.

At around 4:30 p.m., the town alarm went off, signalling emergency personnel to the scene of the incident, with crews arriving on site quickly thereafter.

With a fire hose trained on the vehicle in the event it ignited, the Lake Cowichan Fire Department worked at helping a tow truck operator flip the vehicle onto its wheels, as well as help clean up the site.

The call-out came less than 24 hours after volunteer firefighters had responded to a house fire at Lake Cowichan’s Greendale Road.

In other fire department news, the Lake Cowichan Fire Department is currently looking for more firefighters.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Town of Lake Cowichan’s Municipal Hall, at 39 South Shore Road.

Applicants must be 19 years of age or older and live within the town’s fire protection boundary.

More information can be provided through the fire hall, at 250-749-3522.