Update: Early-afternoon crash closes portion of highway interchange

Posted: September 23, 2023 3:35 pm | Last Updated: September 24th, 2023 12:11 am
By Earl Noble

A portion of Pitts Memorial Drive was closed on Saturday afternoon following a single-vehicle crash.

Emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes of the highway at about 1:45 p.m.. The driver of a sedan traveling west lost control of the vehicle. The car struck a guardrail, and spun around in the lanes of travel. The vehicle also struck a dump truck traveling nearby, causing minor damage to the wheels of the truck.

The damaged car came to rest across the westbound lanes, on the overpass that runs over the Trans Canada Highway. The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with injuries described as not serious in nature.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary closed the westbound lanes of Pitts Memorial at the exit to the TCH eastbound, and also closed the exit ramp from the TCH eastbound to Conception Bay South. The closure caused significant traffic delays in the area.

Officers used paint to mark points of interest on the roadway and surveyed the scene as part of their investigation. The road remained closed for roughly three hours.


Earlier story:

A single-vehicle crash has closed a portion of the Route 2 overpass over the T. C. H.

Emergency crews responded to the westbound lanes of Pitts Memorial Drive at about 1:45 p.m. The driver of a sedan lost control, striking a guardrail, coming to rest in the middle of the road.

The vehicle also struck a passing dump truck, which sustained only minor damage.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

There remains a road closure in place, even two hours after the incident. Currently traffic cannot travel from Mount Pearl towards CBS on Pitts Memorial. The exit from the TCH eastbound towards CBS is also closed.

An investigation is ongoing. NTV News will have more as it becomes available.

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