Three people were taken to hospital after a head-on collision on Highway 19a at Hamm Road Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Highway 19A reopened after a two-vehicle accident near Black Creek

Three people sent to hospital

Highway 19A has been reopened after being closed in both directions due to a two-vehicle incident near Black Creek this afternoon.

RCMP and Oyster River Fire Department (ORFD) responded to the report of an incident on Highway 19A just south of Hamm Road. ORFD Deputy Fire Chief Chris Murray said witnesses saw a vehicle cross the yellow line and collide with another vehicle.

“Out of the two vehicles, there were three patients and two puppies that were in there. The three patients got taken away by ambulance. There was more-than-minor injuries to the patients and one of the dogs is doing good and the other dog, I’m not quite sure,” Deputy Fire Chief Chris Murray said. “I heard some witnesses say one vehicle crossed over the yellow line but not sure at this time.”

Police were reported to be conducting a road check nearby when the incident occurred.

 

Just Posted

Parksville-area watchdogs say drivers getting message on cell use

Other distracted driving habits still a problem

Upgrade work on Dunsmuir Park underway

The Dunsmuir Community Park in Electoral Area H is being upgraded. A… Continue reading

Darts league looking for new teams and members

Darts season is almost here. It’s time to sharpen your shafts and… Continue reading

Mid-Vancouver Island air quality risk very high

Residents of the mid-Island area went to bed last night and awoke… Continue reading

Rogers ‘enhances’ wireless in Qualicum Beach

Announcement part of a multi-year national network plan

Social media, digital photography allow millennials to flock to birdwatching

More young people are flocking to birdwatching than ever, aided by social media, digital photography

Forest fuel work needed to slow wildfires, B.C. premier says

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan joins John Horgan for tour

Liberals unveil poverty plan with lofty goals, but no new spending

Government’s goal is to lift 2.1 million people out of poverty by 2030

PHOTOS: Prickly porcupine rescued after hitchhiking down Coquihalla Highway

BC Conservation Officer Service members were able to grab the porcupine and move it to safety

New trial ordered for James Oler in B.C. child bride case

Appeals court dismissed Emily Blackmore’s appeal of guilty verdict

Convicted murderer still missing after escaping B.C. prison 2 weeks ago

Mission RCMP are continuing to search for escaped inmate John Norman MacKenzie

Smoky skies trap B.C. man inside for days

Air quality warning issued for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Surf’s up in California, where it’s now the official sport

Grab a board, catch a wave and find yourself, ‘sittin’ on top of the world’

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until October

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, other charges

Most Read