An early-morning crash Monday on the Nanaimo Parkway sent two drivers to hospital with serious injuries.
The 7:30 a.m. collision closed the northbound lanes for about an hour as police, ambulances and fire crews attended the scene.
Nanaimo RCMP believe an adult woman driving a red Honda Civic southbound lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the grassy median and drove into the northbound lanes. She collided with a black Nissan going northbound.
The driver of the Honda Civic sustained life-threatening injuries while the driver of the Nissan sustained significant injuries. Both were transported by paramedics to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Police said the Honda Civic will undergo a mechanical inspection. Investigators are asking any motorists who were in the area to check if the collision was captured by dash cameras.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file #2021-45116.