Artillery gun comes loose and hits taxi in Nanaimo

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Canadian forces personnel and the RCMP are on the scene after an artillery gun came loose and struck a taxi in Nanaimo (Photo: Kevin Bowles)

Canadian forces personnel and the RCMP are on the scene after an artillery gun came loose and struck a taxi in Nanaimo (Photo: Kevin Bowles)

A cab driver was not injured after an artillery gun struck his vehicle in Nanaimo.

Witnesses report that the gun came loose from a Canadian military vehicle leaving Maffeo Sutton Park around 2 p.m. Saturday and rolled down a hill and hit an AC Taxi cab on the corner of Comox Road and Terminal Avenue.

Canadian forces personnel and the RCMP are on the scene after an artillery gun came loose and struck a taxi in Nanaimo (Photo: Kevin Bowles)

(Photo: Kevin Bowles)

Nanaimo RCMP and Canadian Forces personnel are on the scene, there is no word on the cause of the incident.

The damaged taxi. Photo courtesy of Lynda

The damaged taxi. Photo courtesy of Lynda

Traffic has been impacted and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Julian KolsutJulian Kolsut

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