BMW was doing up to 200 km/h before collision, say West Shore RCMP

200 km/h before crash

One of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision Sunday night on the Trans-Canada Highway near Leigh Road, near Langford, B.C., was travelling up to 200 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/h zone.

West Shore RCMP said the 31-year-old driver was in a BMW when it lost control about 7:40 p.m. and hit a Hyundai Elantra, before sliding approximately 450 metres and crashing into a concrete median.

Both vehicles were badly damaged and the Elantra’s passengers were taken to hospital by ambulance to be assessed, police said.

“Remarkably there were no life-threatening injuries reported by either party,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar.

The BMW driver was charged with excessive speeding — going more than 40 km/h over the speed limit — which meant a $368 fine and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

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