Crash in Cedar sends six to hospital

NANAIMO – Weekend crash on rural road sends injures six people, two of which were airlifted to Victoria.

Six people were sent to hospital after a rollover crash on the B.C. Day long weekend.

The accident happened Saturday at about 2 p.m.  on a wooded stretch of Quennell Road in Cedar, south of Nanaimo.

When police arrived, passersby were already giving first aid to the injured and one man was unresponsive and pinned under the vehicle.

All six occupants suffered injuries and two of the victims were airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

Cpl. Norm Smith, head of Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Services, said Wednesday the four victims taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital were recovering and listed in stable condition, but he had not received an update for the two victims flown to Victoria.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said police are still looking into the crash and alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.


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