A car caught fire after a crash in front of Rock City Plaza on the old Island Highway on Wednesday afternoon. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Car catches fire after crash along old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Accident happened at 1 p.m. Wednesday at access to Rock City Plaza

A car caught fire after a crash in front of a shopping plaza in Nanaimo this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to Rock City Plaza along the old Island Highway at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, following a crash at the access to the strip mall’s parking lot.

The car fire was knocked down with an extinguisher by a Nanaimo RCMP officer who was first on scene.

Two people were being treated for minor injuries.

Northbound traffic on the highway was slow at Rock City Road as crews cleared the scene.

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