A driver escaped serious injuries after an accident south of Ladysmith early Sunday night. (Mike Gregory Photo).

Car hydroplanes into barricade south of Ladysmith

Over 30 millimetres of rainfall was expected in Ladysmith by Monday morning.

A driver escaped serious injuries after a vehicle hydroplaned into two barricades south of Ladysmith early Sunday evening.

The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway shortly after 4:30 p.m. across from Porter’s Dairy Farm.

Ladysmith RCMP said the driver lost control of the Pontiac Vibe and crashed into the centre median before crossing over a lane of traffic and hitting the other barricade on the side of the road.

BC Ambulance was on scene to assess the driver. Ladysmith Fire Rescue also responded to assist as traffic was reduced to a single lane for less than an hour.

According to Environment Canada, over 30 millimetres of rainfall was expected in Ladysmith by Monday morning.

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