Emergency crews are dealing with a three-vehicle crash in downtown Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Emergency crews are dealing with a three-vehicle crash in downtown Nanaimo. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Motorists taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash in south Nanaimo

Accident happened at 5 p.m. at the Island Highway and Old Victoria Road

Emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash in the south end of Nanaimo.

The collision happened at the Island Highway and Old Victoria Road intersection at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Two drivers were taken to hospital and rush-hour traffic was backed up in the area.