A drunk driver has injured four people in a driving incident that took place at the weekend.

Police say a vehicle parked on Trail Avenue in Sechelt on Sunday night was struck head-on by an SUV. The occupants of the parked vehicle were a family of four, including a three year-old and a seven year-old. The four were all taken to Sechelt Hospital with minor injuries.

Sunshine Coast RCMP say the 73 year old man that hit the family had to be extricated from his vehicle by firefighters and was also transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

After police learned that the driver might be impaired, they obtained a breath sample from the man, of which he failed. An impaired driving investigation is now underway.

In a statement Sunshine Coast RCMP Constable Harrison Mohr said “Any collision can be frightening. But this collision – where a young family is injured and it is believed that impairment was a cause – is especially concerning. Fortunately none of the family members were seriously injured, but this highlights the dangers of impaired driving. Please don’t drink and drive.”

RCMP are asking for anyone that witnessed the collision at around 8 p.m. on February 5th on Trail Avenue in Sechelt, or anyone that saw a green Ford Escape in the area contact the Sunshine Coast detachment at 604-885-2266.

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