A woman was taken to hospital in critical condition following a hit and run in Saanich about 7 a.m. on Monday.
The 20-year-old woman was driving a scooter west on McKenzie Avenue near Shelbourne Street when she was struck by a blue Dodge Caravan heading east. The 25-year-old male driver of the van also hit a Honda Civic, whose driver suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.
The Caravan driver continued until he hit a telephone pole near the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Larchwood Drive. The driver then fled on foot on Teakwood Road, where police quickly apprehended him. He was arrested and is being investigated for impaired driving.