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A 23-year-old woman is in critical condition following a vehicle rollover incident on Saturday evening.

At approximately 5 p.m., the woman was travelling northbound on Highway 19 near the Superior Road intersection when she lost control of her vehicle and struck the road’s concrete median.

Witnesses say that one of the vehicle’s tires appeared to have blown out, forcing her into the median where her vehicle then flipped over once and landed in the southbound lanes.

The woman was then airlifted to a Victoria hospital with life threatening injuries. She currently remains there in critical condition.

Police, Emergency Health Services, and Lantzville Fire Department attended the scene, shutting down the southbound lanes of the highway for nearly two hours. The vehicle was then towed from the scene and an RCMP Traffic Analyst attended.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the Nanaimo Municipal Traffic Unit.

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