Speed­ing car un­leashes chaos in Port Al­berni

Times Colonist - - The Capital / Island -

Port Al­berni RCMP say a speed­ing car skid­ded out of con­trol as it turned a down­town street corner about 12:50 a.m. Tues­day, hit­ting a curb and spin­ning around a flag­pole be­fore dam­ag­ing sev­eral parked ve­hi­cles.

The car then crashed into a tree, caus­ing the tree to fall and dam­age still more ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing some in a used­car lot.

Po­lice said the car was trav­el­ling “well in ex­cess” of the posted speed limit of 50 kilo­me­tres an hour.

The 46-year-old driver was un­hurt, while the pas­sen­ger was taken to hos­pi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The driver re­ceived a ticket for driv­ing with­out due care and at­ten­tion. Al­co­hol was not considered a fac­tor.

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