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Police investigating multiple vehicle collision with injuries

Two people were taken to Campbell River hospital – one with serious injuries –  after a multi-vehicle collision on the Island Highway just north of Campbell River.

At 9:56 a.m. Tuesday morning, Campbell River RCMP say a vehicle travelling north bound collided with the last vehicle in a line up of motorists stopped due to construction on the highway near McDonald Road, which leads to Painter's Lodge.

“One person from the stopped traffic was seriously injured,” says Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard. “The driver of the north bound vehicle was also injured. Both have been transported to Campbell River Hospital for treatment.”

The Campbell River RCMP, assisted by a Collision Reconstructionist from the North Island Traffic Services, remain at the scene conducting a detailed investigation. Police are investigating potential causes of the collision.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the highway was open to just single lane traffic, after traffic was backed up for nearly three hours on either side of the accident scene.

No names or further information will be released at this time as the investigation is still underway, say police.

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