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Two car crash closes Dogwood

A Pontiac, left careens into the side of a taxi, right, Monday afternoon after a collision with a northbound Buick (background) in the intersection of Dogwood Street and 7th Avenue. - Photo courtesy of Campbell River RCMP
A Pontiac, left careens into the side of a taxi, right, Monday afternoon after a collision with a northbound Buick (background) in the intersection of Dogwood Street and 7th Avenue.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Campbell River RCMP

Dogwood Street was closed for an hour and a half Monday as rescue crews freed a 66-year-old Campbell River woman from her car after a collision sent a second vehicle careening through the school yard fence at Ecole Phoenix.

Fortunately, there were no children nearby when the crash occurred.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. RCMP, fire rescue and ambulance crews responded to the collision at Dogwood and 7th Avenue.

A northbound Buick operated by a 58-year-old Campbell River man collided with the woman’s Pontiac which was making a left hand turn from 7th onto Dogwood.

RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy Beauregard said the force of the crash sent the Pontiac spinning through the intersection.

It came to rest against a stopped taxi. The driver of the Buick lost control and went through a fence before coming to a stop in the school sports field.

“The female driver of the Pontiac was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Fire Rescue before being transported by BC Ambulance to Campbell River Hospital. The drivers of the Buick and the taxi were not injured,” Beauregard said.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected in the crash.

Speed and failing to stop for a traffic control device are being investigated.

The RCMP investigation is continuing, Beauregard said.

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