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Updated: One sent to hospital following pair of crashes Wednesday evening

A pair of collisions Wednesday evening resulted in considerable damage to the vehicles involved, and sent one person to hospital.

Emergency crews were summoned to the intersection of Prince Philip Drive and Allandale Road shortly after 7:00 p.m.. The crash, which caused significant damage to both vehicles, forced the closure of multiple lanes of traffic as personnel worked. Paramedics assessed multiple occupants of the two vehicles, taking one person to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious in nature. Traffic was slowed for close to an hour as the scene was cleared.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. the driver of an eastbound SUV struck a pair of parked vehicles on Blackmarsh Road near Domino’s Pizza. The force of the crash tore the front wheel from the SUV, and left all three vehicles involved with considerable damage. The driver of the SUV was assessed at the scene by paramedics, but was not taken to hospital.

Collision in Mount Pearl results in no injuries

There were no injuries reported following a two-vehicle collision in Mount Pearl on Saturday evening.

Crews were called to the intersection of Old Placentia Road and Richard Nolan Drive at about 8:45 p.m. following the crash, which left two vehicles significantly damaged. The occupants of both vehicles were assessed by paramedics, but did not require transport to hospital.

Traffic was slowed in the area until the scene could be cleared. First responders’ duties were complicated by motorists attempting to drive through the scene despite the presence of emergency vehicles and safety cones blocking lanes of travel.

Pedestrian suffers reported minor injuries after being struck on busy downtown road

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Thursday evening after being struck on a busy downtown road.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the west end of Water Street following a motor-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The individual was struck by an eastbound vehicle, and suffered what were described as minor injuries.

The incident is the latest in a recent string of such collisions in the metro area. A day earlier a pedestrian was struck on Queen’s Road, leaving them with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Pedestrian struck, taken to hospital, following mid-afternoon collision

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Wednesday afternoon following the latest in a string of recent vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the metro region.

Emergency crews were called to Queen’s Road at Victoria Street at about 2:00 p.m. following a collision involving a pedestrian and a westbound vehicle. The force of the collision caused damage to the hood and windshield of the vehicle, and left the pedestrian laying in the road a short distance away.

Paramedics took the individual to hospital with injuries described as non life-threatening. Queen’s Road was closed for over an hour as the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary investigated.

TCH reopens one lane east of Birchy Narrows after three tractor-trailers collide

The Trans-Canada Highway east of Birchy Narrows was closed Tuesday morning after a crash involving three semi trucks that jackknifed across the road.

Deer Lake RCMP said traffic was expected to be held up for several hours. Road conditions are poor between Pasadena and Birchy Narrows with ice-covered sections. The highway has since reopened to one lane of traffic. There are no fatalities.

Two sent to hospital following night-time collisions

Two people were taken to hospital following two separate incidents on the roads in St. John’s on Saturday night.

At about 10:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a collision on Elizabeth Avenue at Paton Street. The driver of an eastbound vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the road near the intersection. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with injuries that were described as non life-threatening. The force of the collision caused damage to the front end of the car and to its windshield.

Around midnight crews were summoned to the Outer Ring Road following a single-vehicle crash. The driver of an eastbound vehicle lost control of their car near the Aberdeen Avenue exit. The car entered the ditch and struck a mound of rocks, causing significant damage to the vehicle. The driver was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious. Roads were wet in heavy wind and rain at the time of the crash.

Canada Post suspends mail delivery in Corner Brook as weather triggers multiple TCH collisions

Corner Brook RCMPa are responding to multiple crashes on the Trans-Canada Highway between Pasadena and Corner Brook. Roads are snow covered and slippery with white out conditions.  Unnecessary travel should be avoided at this time.

Meanwhile, Canada Post has issued a red delivery service alert for Corner Brook because of inclement weather and snow. A red service alert means that it’s suspending delivery for the day and not sending our delivery agents out or recalling them. Delivery will resume once conditions improve and it’s safe to do so. The safety of our employees is our number one priority.

Alerts will be posted to Canada Post’s Delivery service alerts webpage, which lists all active and archived alerts and updates.

Residents are encouraged to clear the ice from their walkways, stairs, and driveways, to ensure safe access to the front door for mail carriers when service resumes.

If customers have questions regarding mail delivery, they can contact Canada Post’s Customer Service team online at canadapost.ca/support or by telephone at 1-866-607-6301 (TTY: 1-800-267-2797).

Two pedestrians sent to hospital following separate collisions

Two separate collisions in the centre of St. John’s on Saturday evening sent two pedestrians to hospital, neither with life-threatening injuries.

Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Crosbie Road and Terra Nova Road at about 6:30 p.m. after a pedestrian was struck while crossing the street. Glare from oncoming headlights is reported to have been a contributing factor as the driver of a sedan failed to notice the individual on a crosswalk.

Paramedics took the injured person to hospital with what were described as non life-threatening injuries. The vehicle involved sustained damage to its front end and windshield. Police closed the road for close to an hour as they investigated.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a second collision occurred a short distance away at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Old Pennywell Road. An individual using a kick scooter was struck while crossing the road. Paramedics assisted the rider to a waiting ambulance, taking them to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

Multiple crashes keep crews busy and send two to hospital

Emergency crews were kept busy in St. John’s Sunday evening responding to three motor vehicle crashes in a little over an hour’s time.

The first occurred at the intersection of Prince Philip Drive and Allandale Road, one of St. John’s’ most dangerous intersections. Crews were called shortly after 7:30 p.m. and arrived to find two vehicles with significant damage following a t-bone collision. Paramedics assessed the occupants of both vehicles, however there were no injuries reported. Traffic was slowed in the area for over half an hour as the scene was cleared.

A second crash happened only minutes after the first. Crews responded to Heavy Tree Road, where it meets Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive, following a t-bone collision that caused extensive damage to the two vehicles involved. Paramedics took two people to hospital, including a child, both as a precautionary measure.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. emergency personnel were called to the Team Gushue Highway following a single-vehicle crash. The incident happened in the northbound lanes of the highway at the exit to Brier Avenue. The driver of a sedan lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway. A lengthy skid mark could be seen on the road, leading to where the car left the highway. The vehicle came to a stop on an embankment approximately 25 metres from where it left the shoulder. There were no injuries reported.

Scenes from three separate motor vehicle crashes in St. John’s

Collisions cause significant damage, but result in no injuries

There were no injuries to reports, however four vehicles were extensively damaged following two separate collisions in St. John’s on Saturday night.

The first occurred at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Shaw Street, at about 9:45 p.m.. That crash damaged the front ends of two vehicles, while a third suffered minor damage. Paramedics assessed the occupants of those vehicles, however no one requested to be taken to hospital.

Roughly ten minutes later emergency crews were called to a second collision, at the intersection of Old Pennywell Road and Brier Avenue. Two vehicles had collided in a t-bone collision, which caused significant damage to both vehicles. Paramedics arrived to assess the occupants of both cars, but were not required to take anyone to hospital.

Roads were dark in heavy rain at the time of both collisions.

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