A driver and his 18-month old son were uninjured when their pick-up truck collided with a semi driving on the Nanaimo Parkway Monday morning.
It happened at around 8:40 a.m. at the intersection of Island Highway and Nanaimo Parkway, RCMP said in a news release.
The 36-year-old driver of the pick-up truck told police he was idling at the intersection and lifted his foot from the brake while caring for his 18-month-old son, rolling a short distance into the intersection.
As a semi-tractor trailer heading southbound on Nanaimo Parkway passed by, the older-model Docdge truck clipped the side of the massive truck.
That caused the semi to careen off the road and come to a stop in a ditch, according to RCMP.
The pick-up was destroyed in the collision while the semi-trailer sustained minor damage. The 38-year-old driver of the semi was also uninjured.
The incident shut down the intersection of Nanaimo Parkway and Island Highway for an hour Monday morning as the wreckage of the pick-up was towed and the semi was raised from the ditch.
An investigation by Nanaimo RCMP is ongoing.