Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in Nanaimo’s north end this morning.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue, B.C. Ambulance Service and Nanaimo RCMP were on scene at Mary Ellen Drive and the old Island Highway following the collision, which happened a little after 11:30 a.m.
Crews on scene said two patients were being transported to hospital with unknown injuries. Other occupants were still being checked over at scene.
Southbound lanes of the old Island Highway were closed.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue, RCMP, BC Ambulance on scene 3-vehicle crash Mary Ellen Drive and Old Island Hwy.
Two patients to hospital with unknown injuries. Other occupants still being check over at scene.
Southbound lanes Island Hwy closed.#Nanaimo #traffic @NanaimoBulletin pic.twitter.com/AqClExO9dt
— Chris Bush (@ChrisBushphotog) July 6, 2022
According to ICBC statistics released yesterday, July 5, there were 21 crashes at that intersection in 2021, 15th most among Nanaimo intersections, and 72 crashes during the five-year period from 2017-2021.