Oceanside RCMP attended the scene of a car fire at Memorial Ave and Highway 19 on Aug. 24. — NEWS file photo

RCMP: Camper van hits street light, catches fire near Qualicum Beach

Driver sent to hospital, given speeding ticket

A camper van caught fire on Aug. 24 after crashing into a street light in Qualicum Beach.

Oceanside RCMP say they attended the scene at 8:26 a.m. A 1987 GMC camper van reportedly went off the road and hit a lamp post near the Memorial Avenue exit on Highway 19.

READ MORE: Traffic delayed after truck catches fire on highway near Qualicum interchange

The driver was taken by ambulance to hospital in Nanaimo, with a possible broken nose.

Police say the driver was a 30-year-old man from North Vancouver, who was given a ticket for speeding. No one else was injured.

emily.vance@pqbnews.com

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