Cowichan Motors tow truck removes a vehicle from the ditch on Hwy.18 on Wednesday

Cowichan Motors tow truck removes a vehicle from the ditch on Hwy.18 on Wednesday

RCMP remind drivers to ensure good tire tread on vehicle

RCMP remind drivers to ensure good tire tread on vehicle

  • Nov. 7, 2012 12:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, at approximately 8:15 p.m. the Lake Cowichan RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision 5 kilometres east of Lake Cowichan.

Cpl. Larry Olson of the Lake Cowichan RCMP says that the Lake Cowichan driver of a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle spun around several times, slid off a steep embankment and came to a stop just short of a large tree.

“Although there was heavy rain and water on the highway the hydroplaning was likely caused by low tread depth of  the summer tires that were on the vehicle. Fortunately, the driver and passenger sustained minor injuries and there was minimal damage to the vehicle.” said Cpl. Olson

The Lake Cowichan RCMP would like to remind the motoring public of the importance of having tires that are appropriate for the road conditions to ensure the safety of all travelers.

Other than a few bangs, Halloween quiet

Lake Cowichan RCMP reported a quiet night on calls for service.

Other than the usual calls about fireworks there were no major incidents or problems to report. There were no charges or items seized.

The public is reminded that although fireworks are for sale during Halloween, the discharge of fireworks in the CVRD areas of the lake are only allowed with the possession of a permit. The bylaw for the Town of Lake Cowichan says that regulated fireworks are allowed to be discharged — for personal use — on Halloween only.