A two-car collision in Nanoose Bay saw the Nanoose Fire Department make use of the jaws of life. — File Photo

Jaws of Life required after head-on collision in Nanoose Bay

Two drivers taken to hospital after early-morning crash

A midnight crash in Nanoose Bay saw two people sent to hospital after one vehicle was reportedly travelling in the wrong direction on Highway 19.

Central Island Traffic members responded to a call just after midnight Firday morning (Jan. 11) “to a report of a head-on collision in the soutbound lande of Highway 19 just north of the intersection at Nanoose Bay (by the PetroCan) said Oceanside RCMP Staff Sgt. Marc Pelletier.

According to a report, he said “a southbound car had been struck by a northbound car travelling in the soutbound lane.”

The vehicles crashed head-on, with both drivers taken to hospital, he said.

Nanoose Volunteer fire chief Doug Penny said: “We had 15 guys out there. We did use the Jaws (of Life).”

— NEWS Staff

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