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Hwy. 18 crash Thursday sends two to hospital, one driver charged

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Two people were sent to hospital, and another charged, after Thursday's two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 at Somenos Road, police say.

Names of folks involved have not been released.

At 12:27 p.m., North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called about the collision.

They reported a green Hyundai Sonata had stopped at the northbound stop sign at Hwy. 18, Cpl. Jon Stuart says in a release.

A grey Chrysler Neon was headed east on on the highway when the Hyundai pulled out and was hit on the driver's side by the Neon.

"Both vehicles were spun around by the impact. Two people in the green Hyundai were taken to hospital for examination, with minor injuries," said Stuart.

"The driver of the Hyundai has been charged under the Motor Vehicle Act. Highway 18 was reduced to single lane alternating traffic for about an hour."

Exact details about that charge were unknown at press time.

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