Four sent to hospital

Crash slowed morning commute; QB toy store gets surprise

Four people were taken to hospital after two separate vehicle crashes within both minutes and metres of each other Thursday morning on the Inland Island Highway.

Four people were rushed to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Thursday morning after two separate motor vehicle crashes that took place within both minutes and metres of each other on Highway 19.

Oceanside Corporal Jesse Foreman said police received a call about the first crash, located between Exit 51 and the Church Road overpass, at 6:35 a.m.

“A northbound pickup truck lost control for unknown reasons and went off the road,” Foreman said. “The two female occupants were taken to NRGH with non life-threatening injuries.”

Within minutes, police received another call, this time from a two-vehicle collision on the opposite side of the highway.

“One pickup rear-ended the other and both trucks went across the median into the ditch,” Foreman said. “One of the drivers had serious injuries and was airlifted to Victoria hospital.”

Foreman said the investigation into the crash is continuing.

Driver confusion is being cited as the reason an elderly female driver accidentally rammed her Honda CRV into the Qualicum Toy Shop Thursday afternoon. Although there was extensive damage to the store, nobody was injured and police are not contemplating charges.


Just Posted

Qualicum Beach society goes to bat for insect eaters

Two bat houses built to monitor population in Heritage Forest

Parksville reopens portion of wetland

City undertakes review, remediation of liability concerns

Is Steve Nash Vancouver Island’s best athlete of all-time?

As Captain Canada gets ready to enter basketball’s Hall of Fame it’s time to debate his legacy

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Vehicle knocks out Parksville power pole

Traffic single lane heading southbound

VIDEO: Canadian Forces help flood-ravaged Grand Forks residents heal

Sgt. Bradley Lowes says the military is used to dealing with traumatic times

Friends and family playing huge role in search for Vancouver Island man

Volunteers from the public join forces with SAR crews

Chilliwack Chiefs make history with first RBC Cup win

In front of a huge and noisy crowd, the Chiefs claimed their first-ever national junior A title.

Central Vancouver Island man dies in single-vehicle collision

Pickup truck with three occupants went off the road near Port Alberni

UPDATED: Majority of flood evacuees in Kootenay-Boundary allowed to return home

Officials hope to have all 3,000 people back in their homes by Monday night

B.C. Lions bring back 6-time all-star offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye

He was acquired by the Montreal Alouettes last year.

Whitecaps rally for 2-2 draw with FC Dallas

Vancouver climbed out of a two-nil hole to tie FC Dallas 2-2

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

Chilliwack Chiefs moving on to RBC Cup final after thrilling win over Ottawa

Kaden Pickering scored the winning goal in the 3rd period as Chilliwack won their semi-final 3-2.

Most Read