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#7161 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 03:41 PM

Police believe that speed was a contributing factor to the death of a 55-year-old Saanich resident in a motorcycle crash near Durrance Lake on Thursday evening.

Emergency responders attended Willis Point Road just after 5 p.m., finding a motorcyclist with “significant injuries,” said Saanich police spokesperson Jason Hallman.

The rider was taken to hospital but died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Hallman said collision analysts from Saanich’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating, but “early indications are that speed was a contributing factor in the crash.”


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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 June 2024 - 03:41 PM.


#7162 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:42 PM

ICBC released crash data from 2023 this month, and the stats show crashes at the intersection of Douglas Street, Mackenzie Avenue and the Pat Bay Highway increased by nearly 50 per cent of the previous year, driving it to this inauspicious title.

 

(86 crashes)

 

https://www.vicnews....section-7433640

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 July 2024 - 10:43 PM.


#7163 Matt R.

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:45 PM

Merge lane would be nice, but no room before glanford. Love cutting across three lanes of highway traffic from a stand still. :)

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:48 PM

So where are the crashes occuring?  I've never found this intersection difficult.



#7165 Matt R.

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:51 PM

I’ve done it very often and haven’t crashed either, but coming from the pat bay, turning right on to McKenzie to head to Tillicum can be a full throttle experience.

Not the best intersection out there, apparently it’s the worst.

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 10:56 PM

Oh, I see.

 

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#7167 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 11:01 PM

McKenzie only gets that third lane from just east of Douglas to a little past Pat Bay.

 

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Maybe it is not needed under the overpass, and can instead be dedicated to the traffic you describe.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 July 2024 - 11:02 PM.


#7168 Matt R.

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Posted 11 July 2024 - 12:24 AM

The “60 kmh” you have there is cute.

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Posted 11 July 2024 - 05:45 AM

^^^ That’s a nice ‘59 El Camino in that street view photo.

 



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