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Rain causes havoc on Nanaimo roads 

Intense rainfall last night is to blame for two accidents that caused significant vehicle damage in a 30-minute timespan. 

According to RCMP, the first incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of Jingle Pot Road when a Ford F150 rolled over, stopping in a nearby ditch.  

 Witnesses say an individual man was seen fleeing the scene before police arrived and got into another vehicle leaving the accident. Police were able to track down the registered owner but were unable to determine who was driving at the time. 

The second incident took place 30 minutes later in the 2000 block of Holden Corso Road when police attended and found a 21-year-old man standing on the road next to his BMW in the ditch.  

The driver informed police he lost control of the car on the wet roads trying to make a turn. The driver was relatively uninjured but did complain of a sore chest.  

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Reserve constable Gary O’Brien says accidents can happen quickly and caution should be taken on wet roads. 

“When the rain comes after long periods of drought, the rain mixed with oils, can make driving unpredictable,” he says. “The best advice is to reduce your speed and drive according to the weather conditions.” 

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