Saanich police are reminding drivers to slow down and be more vigilant when driving in heavy rain.
Officers responded to two accidents within an hour on Friday morning.
The first happened about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Quadra Street and the ramp heading north onto the Patricia Bay Highway.
The driver of a Mazda turned left to get to the highway and struck a 44-year-old driver of a motor scooter who was heading north on Quadra. The motor scooter driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his leg.
Heavy rainfall likely contributed to the accident, said Sgt. Steve Eassie. The car driver told police he did not see the motor scooter.
A short time later, police responded to a crash at Quadra and McKenzie Avenue.
Witnesses said a Ford Explorer travelling west on McKenzie crossed the eastbound lanes, went over the curb and sidewalk and through a yard before coming to rest against the Telus building on the corner.
No one was injured, Eassie said, but a brick wall was damaged and the Explorer had to be towed. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Police believe the 32-year-old driver, who was taken into custody, may have been under the influence of drugs.
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