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Head-on collision injures two

The driver of this pickup truck and the driver of an SUV (not shown) were both hospitalized following a head-in collision Sunday morning on the South Island Highway near Heard Road. - Campbell River Fire Dept. Twitter page
The driver of this pickup truck and the driver of an SUV (not shown) were both hospitalized following a head-in collision Sunday morning on the South Island Highway near Heard Road.
— image credit: Campbell River Fire Dept. Twitter page

Two drivers were injured in a head-on collision Monday morning in the 3700 block of South Island Highway.

The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m., on the bend near Heard Road, just south of the Ocean Grove area. According to Campbell River Fire Chief Ian Baikie, a black pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. Firefighters from both halls responded to the accident and used jaws of life to extricate the driver of the pickup. Both drivers were taken to Campbell River Hospital with unknown injuries.

It was a busy Labour Day weekend for emergency crews who responded to at least four traffic accidents.

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