Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department members work to remove a vehicle that drove off the road near Kinkade Road off of Island Highway West on Jan. 3.- Karly Blats photo

One person sent to hospital after vehicle drives off road in Qualicum

The patient is said to have non-life threatening injuries after accident near Kinkade Road

BC Ambulance and the Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle accident near Kinkade Road on Island Highway West around 11 a.m. Jan. 3.

“We arrived to find a single vehicle off the road and a single occupant trapped inside that we had to extricate,” said Dashwood fire chief Nick Acciavetti.

Acciavetti said there were two people in the vehicle but only the individual in the passenger seat needed to be extricated. He said the vehicle hit a tree which was “kind of wrapped around the occupant.”

The extricated patient seems to have sustained non-life threatening injuries, Acciavetti said, and was transported to Nanaimo hospital.

An air ambulance was called in but not needed. “Which is good news,” Acciavetti said.

Acciavetti added that with the recent heavy rainfall in the area, drivers are urged to use caution and slow down on the roads.

Just Posted

Second delivery of building units for 222 Corfield in Parksville arrives March 21

Vehicles should expect intermittent single-lane alternating traffic

Public input sought on proposed cannabis retail store in Coombs

Application to be reviewed by Regional District of Nanaimo

Two nature-inspired artists display oil paintings at Qualicum gallery

Judy Maxwell and Lloyd Major depict scenes of wildlife, landscapes and the west coast

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Cougar on Island might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

Most Read