CRASHES IN DASHWOOD: The driver (seated above) of a vehicle struck on the Island Highway

Crashes in Dashwood

As traffic was stopped for one accident, another collision happened

No serious injuries were reported, but three vehicles were damaged in a pair of accidents on the Island Highway Saturday morning near Dashwood.

RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Dashwood Fire Department personnel were called to the scene after a minivan with a single occupant left the road and struck a Shaw Cable pole, snapping off the pole and leaving it hanging from the wire, Dashwood fire chief Nick Acciavatti said.

“The driver was attended by ambulance personnel but was not taken to hospital,” said Acciavatti.

As traffic was stopping for that accident, another collision resulted when a northbound pickup truck rear-ended a Honda Civic.

A man and woman were in the Civic along with their young daughter. The man, who was driving, said he was braking to a stop behind the line of stopped traffic when he saw the pickup approaching in his mirror. The child was asleep in her car seat at the time of the collision, the mother said. All three, along with the driver of the pickup truck, were checked briefly by ambulance personnel but required no treatment.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Cycle of Life Tour seeks donations for hospice society

Riders will cycle 200 km to help keep hospice care in motion

Regional trails closed due to fire hazard

The Regional District of Nanaimo is closing trails within its jurisdictions effective… Continue reading

Qualicum Beach to ban all open burning

Prohibition takes effect at noon, Wednesday

Campfire ban coming into effect across West Coast

The Coastal Fire Centre says bans will begin on Wednesday

Parksville fun park celebrating 30 years after starting with mini-golf course

Managers share what the view has been like from the castle

VIDEO: Skydivers land at Beach Day in Qualicum Beach

Sandy arrival one of various attractions at annual event July 15

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Island man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Fraser Valley music festival

James Allen Redden, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty of three charges

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Most Read