The aftermath of a vehicle collision on the Island Highway just outside Lantzville and beside the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell on Nov. 18, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

The aftermath of a vehicle collision on the Island Highway just outside Lantzville and beside the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell on Nov. 18, 2020. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Crash south of Nanoose Bay brings traffic to a standstill

Police on-scene, multiple vehicles damaged

Traffic slowed to a near-standstill this morning along the Island Highway south of Nanoose Bay.

At least two vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision going north along the Island Highway, next to the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell.

READ MORE: Three people taken to hospital after vehicle crashes near Qualicum Beach

A tow truck was seen leaving the scene with another vehicle in tow. Of the two vehicles that were still on-site at 9 a.m., one grey sedan had significant bumper damage and a white pickup truck did not appear to have any damage.

At least two RCMP vehicles were seen on-site as well.

Cst. Gary O’Brien, Media Relations Office for the Nanaimo RCMP, said it was “a minor fender-bender,” involving three vehicles and he confirmed no one was injured. As of yet, no charges are made against any parties involved. Traffic along the Island Highway near the Snaw-naw-as Market Shell is now clear.

mandy.moraes@pqbnews.com

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