SUV crashes off Mayne Island ferry terminal



 Click the following link to view some video from CTV's helicopter of the Mayne Island Fire Rescue attempting to rescue the driver.
SUV crashes off Mayne Island ferry terminal | CTV British Columbia News



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From CBC's web site:  "An elderly woman has been rescued after she drove her SUV off a BC Ferries dock and landed upside-down on some rocks at the Village Bay ferry terminal on Mayne Island.
BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said the woman was driving down the ramp to board one of the ferries around 5:30 p.m. PT when her vehicle went through the wooden railing and plunged to the rocks below.
The vehicle did not land in the water, Marshall said.
A doctor at the scene confirmed the woman's injuries were not life-threatening and the local fire crew managed to remove her from the vehicle around 6:30 p.m.
The woman was transported on a stretcher to a waiting air ambulance and flown to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Her name has not been released."

From the Times Colonist:  "A woman was injured Thursday afternoon when her vehicle went off the ramp at the Mayne Island ferry terminal and landed upside down on rocks.

Mayne Island Fire Chief Steve DeRousie said it took about 40 minutes to extricate the female driver.

She was removed on a stretcher and airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

The SUV breached a wooden barrier during the incident, witnesses said.

B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said the vehicle ended up on a rock barrier formation known as “rip-rap” — material used to limit erosion on the shoreline.
Marshall said a doctor was in the ferry lineup at the time and assisted the victim.

B.C. Ambulance Service spokeswoman Chris Harbord said local paramedics responded to the accident, and an air ambulance from Vancouver transported the driver to hospital in View Royal.

Marshall said the RCMP is investigating the matter.

She said B.C. Ferries will conduct its own internal investigation, and one of the island’s two ferry berths will remain closed until workers can repair the wooden barrier.

— With a file from The Canadian Press"

It looks to be Berth 1. If anyone has any more info, please send it to info@maynenews.ca or post a comment below.

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