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Early morning collision shuts down Nanaimo Parkway

Wednesday morning's commute on the Nanaimo Parkway ground to a halt as emergency crews cleared a three-car wreck.

The crash happened at about 7 a.m. near the south Jingle Pot Road intersection when Honda Civic travelling southbound spun out, crossed the centre median and hit a Subaru driving northbound in the fast lane. The Subaru in turn hit a Hyundai travelling in the slow lane.

The driver of the Honda told police his car hydroplaned when it drove through a pool of water and he lost control of the car when it began to spin.

All three drivers were taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and released later in the day.

Police chalked up the crash to poor driving conditions and did not charge any of the drivers involved.

Nanaimo RCMP are reminding motorists the posted speed limits are the maximum speeds permissible when road conditions are good and it is important to slow down and drive according to road conditions in bad weather.

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