A runaway loose wheel on the Island Highway outside Parksville brought northbound traffic to a standstill on Thursday, March 18.
At approximately 9:50 a.m., Oceanside RCMP officers responded to a call involving a single-vehicle crash along Highway 19 near the Parksville bypass, just pass exit 46.
Sgt. Stephen Rose of the Oceanside RCMP confirmed that on arrival, police found a Honda CRV with significant damage to the windshield and front end of the vehicle.
“The driver of the SUV was uninjured, however, the passenger received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital,” wrote Rose in an email to PQB News.
Police determined a wheel from a southbound trailer, being towed by a pickup truck, had fallen off, jumped the median and hit the windshield of the northbound Honda.
Rose confirmed that the driver of the pickup was issued a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act.