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Failed merge wipes out merge sign

No injuries in Canada Day accident; the sign has now been fixed

A merge sign along Bowen Island Trunk Road was out of commission over the weekend after a car ran over it. 

The incident took place Canada Day evening, when a driver in the ferry lineup lost control of their vehicle and left the merge lane. They mounted the hill and ran over the sign before clipping a rock barrier and coming to rest in the Village Square parking lot. 

RCMP confirmed there were no injuries. The car lost its bumper and missed the ferry they'd been waiting for, but the damaged vehicle managed to return to the lineup for the next sailing. The driver is not a Bowen resident. 

Work crews returned the sign to its proper upright position on Monday morning. 

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