Overnight crash sends one person to hospital

Posted: October 28, 2023 7:03 am
By Earl Noble

A single-vehicle crash on the Outer Ring Road early Saturday morning sent one person to hospital.

At about 4:00 a.m. emergency crews were called to a stretch of the highway between Thorburn Road and the Team Gushue Highway. Initially, responding personnel had difficulty locating the vehicle, as it was upside down over an embankment. The driver of the vehicle, who is believed to have been the only occupant, was helped from the car by firefighters and paramedics before being taken to hospital with injuries described as non life-threatening.

The eastbound sedan appears to have left the road, striking an embankment on which a highway road sign was installed. The vehicle then traveled several metres before coming to rest on its roof, and sustained significant damage. Road were wet in moderate rain at the time of the crash.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Police Dog Services also came to the scene in an effort to eliminate the possibility of any additional occupants of the car. The RNC are investigating the cause of the crash.

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