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Young driver facing charges

NANOOSE BAY — A young driver was rushed to hospital Friday afternoon after slamming into a tree.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Richard van de Pol said the vehicle, driven by a 17-year-old Nanoose Bay resident left the highway, struck a tree and rolled onto its roof.

“The driver was unable to get out and climb up the embankment. A passerby called 9-1-1.”

The driver was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and was treated for lacerations and a possible concussion.

Van de Pol said the driver is facing charges of driving too fast for road conditions.

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