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

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