Saanich police vehicle involved in collision with SUV

A Saanich police vehicle was involved in a collision with an SUV on Blanshard Street.

In photos posted online, the SUV is seen on a sidewalk at the intersection with damage to the front end, and a Saanich Police vehicle is nearby with damage to the driver’s side front wheel.

Saanich Police said Blanshard Street (south) at Ravine Way is closed due to the incident.

Traffic is being diverted to Pat Bay Highway and McKenzie Avenue.

Saanich Police Staff Sgt. Andy Stuart told CHEK News the road is expected to be closed for two to three hours.

Stuart says the cause has not yet been determined and crash reconstruction experts are on the scene.

No one was injured in the accident, according to Stuart.

Rob Charlton tells CHEK News he was in the Tim Hortons and heard sirens and then a big crash when the two vehicles collided.

He says he spoke with the woman driving the SUV who said she didn’t hear the sirens. She told him she wondered why people were stopped, then continued through the intersection because she had a green light.

Charlton says there were no passengers in the SUV, just the driver.

This is a developing story. More details will be provided when available.

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