WATCH: Traffic is flowing again on Highway 19A after a serious crash closed a stretch of the road for several hours earlier. The head-on collision happened near Black Creek around 1 p.m. Dean Stoltz reports.
A serious head-on collision closed Highway 19A in both directions near Black Creek for a couple of hours on Tuesday afternoon and sent three people to hospital.
The crash, which involved two vehicles, occurred south of Hamm Road just before 1 p.m. The Oyster River Department, BC Ambulance and RCMP responded to the collision.
Hwy 19a closed at Hamm Rd due to an MVI
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RCMP said three people were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Two dogs were taken to a veterinarian.
According to RCMP, officers were doing traffic checks not far away when a driver alerted them to a vehicle that was driving unsafe. Police said while they were trying to catch up to the vehicle, they saw a puff of smoke as the vehicle hit another car.
The highway reopened at 3:30 p.m.