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Serious crash closes Nanaimo’s Cranberry intersection

One driver taken to hospital, no update available yet on the other driver

UPDATE: Woman dies in crash in south Nanaimo

A serious car crash has closed the intersection of Cranberry Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection at about 9 p.m. Thursday, May 20, after a compact car and a pickup truck were involved in a collision, with both vehicles ending up wrecked in the northbound lanes.

Emergency crews on scene said the driver of the pickup truck was transported to hospital with unknown injuries, but could not provide information yet regarding the driver of the compact car.

There were six crashes at the intersection last year, and 79 during the past five years.

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