oak bay rollover collision
Police were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover collision involving five youths on Thursday night. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Five youth were sent to the hospital with various injuries following a single-vehicle rollover collision in Oak Bay on Thursday night.

Oak Bay police were called to the scene on Beach Drive around 11:18 p.m. Officers initially believed the crash to be fatal based on its appearance.

“Fortunately they were all seat-belted, and fortunately they had a sober driver,”┬áRay Bernoties of Oak Bay PD said in a statement to Victoria Buzz. “We’ve got five local youth with various states of injuries but they survived.”

The vehicle slammed into a light pole then continued on and took out a fire hydrant.

Though no charges were brought forward, there could still be some pending on the driver given the nature of the scene. Police will be undergoing a reconstruction of the crash to determine what factors led into it.

Bernoties says this time of year often becomes a more dangerous season on the road as youth start to finish up with school.

“I would use this accident as a discussion point with youth over dinner, and maybe even reflect on it as adults,” Bernoties says.

Posted by Howie Allan on Friday, May 18, 2018

Posted by Howie Allan on Friday, May 18, 2018

Posted by Howie Allan on Friday, May 18, 2018

Posted by Howie Allan on Friday, May 18, 2018

 

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