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Impairment suspected in Saanich hit-and-run that left woman critically injured

A smashed Dodge Caravan is towed away from the scene of a hit-and-run in Saanich on Monday.
A smashed Dodge Caravan is towed away from the scene of a hit-and-run in Saanich on Monday. Global News

Saanich police are investigating a hit-and-run on Monday that left a woman in critical condition.

Investigators said it happened just before 7 a.m. near the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Shelbourne Street.

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According to police, a blue Dodge Caravan was travelling eastbound on McKenzie when it struck a grey Yamaha scooter and a grey Honda Civic headed in the other direction.

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The Caravan driver then crashed into a telephone pole, before fleeing on foot down Larchwood Drive and onto Teakwood Road, police said.

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Officers caught up with the driver, who was arrested and is being investigated on suspicion of impaired driving.

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The scooter driver, a 20-year-old woman, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the Civic driver suffered minor injuries, police said.

Investigators closed a section of the intersection where the crash happened and advised drivers in the area to expect delays.

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