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Investigation continues into early morning Nanaimo crash 

Nanaimo RCMP say two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Harewood Mines Road and the Nanaimo Parkway. 

Police say the incident took place after a dark colour sedan, with one occupant, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes where it collided with a semi-trailer.  

According to a media release, witnesses told police it had appeared the collision caused the semi to jackknife and tip over on its side pinning the driver. 

RCMP say it took several hours for emergency crews to remove the man from the semi and he was later airlifted to Victoria with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Paramedics also took the driver of a Toyota Venza to Nanaimo General Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.  

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Police say both men are still in hospital, and an investigation into the crash is still ongoing. 

Reserve constable Gary O’Brien says it is thanks to witnesses, and video footage that they were able to move quickly with the investigation but there is still much more that needs to be done. 

“Police managed to speak with a number of witnesses who remained on scene or had dash cam video of the collision,” he says.  

Although police have witness statements and video footage, they’re still asking for help locating an adult woman who is believed to have been at the crash site and provided emergency first aid to the driver of the Venza. 

They say anyone with information, and who hasn’t yet spoken with police, is asked to contact their non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. 

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