The intersection at Uplands Drive and Oliver Road, in north Nanaimo, is closed due to an accident the morning of May 9. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

The intersection at Uplands Drive and Oliver Road, in north Nanaimo, is closed due to an accident the morning of May 9. (CHRIS BUSH/News Bulletin)

Three taken to hospital after serious crash in north Nanaimo

Jaws of Life used to remove one person from vehicle after collision at Uplands Drive and Oliver Road

First responders used the Jaws of Life to remove a driver from a vehicle in north Nanaimo this morning.

Firefighters, RCMP and paramedics are on scene at a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Uplands Drive and Oliver Road a little after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

According to reports, three people were taken to hospital, including one who had been extricated from a vehicle with the use of the Jaws of Life.

A muscle car and a pickup truck were wrecked in the crash and a compact car was also clipped.

The intersection is closed.

For coverage of other recent car crashes in the region, click here.

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