Paradise collision snaps utility pole, sends two to hospital
Two people were taken to hospital on Saturday afternoon following a collision in Paradise that snapped a utility pole.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Paradise Road and Stormont Street shortly after 1 p.m. following reports of a two-vehicle collision. When personnel arrived they found two vehicles with significant damage. The collision between the two cars caused one of them to crash into a nearby utility pole, which cracked the pole in two places. Crews were forced to close the road in the area, as the pole was partially suspended by high voltage lines.
Paramedics took the drivers of both vehicles to hospital. The nature of their injuries was unknown at the time.
Paradise Road was closed into the evening as crews with Newfoundland Power worked to replace the broken pole.