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North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors after a vehicle crashed into a building in Duncan late Thursday morning.

Police say that a little after 10:30 a.m. on July 2, a car crashed into a building near the intersection of Government Street and Craig Street in Duncan.

Officers rerouted traffic around the area until around noon.

Police did not release information about the nature of injuries in the incident but said that “several” people were taken to hospital for assessment.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say they are not releasing further information about the investigation or the causes of the collision for privacy issues.

Cst. Brandon Hill thanked the public for cooperating with the road closure and asked that drivers slow down, move over and follow signs or instructions from those directing traffic around emergency responders.