First responders were called to a four-car, one-motorcycle pileup northbound on the old Island Highway on Friday. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Five vehicles collide along Nanaimo’s old Island Highway

First responders were called to a four-car, one-motorcycle pileup Friday

Five vehicles were involved in an accident earlier this afternoon.

First responders were called to a four-car, one-motorcycle pileup northbound on the old Island Highway near Norwell Drive at about 3 p.m. Friday.

According to Nanaimo Fire Rescue, three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.