Moose injured, put down, following a collision on Thorburn Road

A collision with a moose caused minor damage to an SUV on Wednesday evening, however the moose had to be put down.

Emergency crews were called to a stretch of Thorburn Road, just west of the Team Gushue Highway overpass, shortly after 6:00 p.m.. The driver of an eastbound SUV had struck a moose, causing minor damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the collision. The injured animal remained partially under the SUV for some time, forcing a closure of the road.

A wildlife conservation officer arrived on the scene and humanely put the moose down. The animal was removed for disposal and after the road was cleaned it reopened to traffic, roughly an hour after the collision occurred.

Updated: Single-vehicle crash closes portion of downtown road

A single-vehicle crash closed a portion of a busy downtown road late Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to Military Road, near Cochrane Street, shortly after 11:00 a.m. and arrived to find two significantly-damaged vehicles in the middle of the road. Reports from the scene indicate the driver of an eastbound sedan may have suffered a medical emergency, causing them to lose control of their car. The car traveled upon the sidewalk, damaging a sign post, fence, and parked minivan before crashing into a second parked vehicle. The force of the collision caused extensive damage to both vehicles, and forced them into the road.

The driver of the car was assessed on the scene by paramedics, having suffered no serious injuries. It was unknown at the time if they were transported to hospital.

Officials on the scene remarked how the incident could have been much worse had there been pedestrians walking on the sidewalk at the time, as the car traveled approximately forty metres along the sidewalk, between a fence and parked vehicles, before crashing into the back of the SUV.

Military Road was closed in the area for over an hour as the incident was investigated and while the scene was cleared.

Earlier story:

A single-vehicle crash has closed a portion of Military Road in downtown St. John’s.

Emergency crews are currently on scene of the crash, east of Cochrane Street. Reports from the scene indicate the driver of a car may have suffered a medical emergency, going onto the sidewalk and traveling close to thirty metres before colliding with a parked vehicle. The driver of the car appeared to be uninjured.

NTV News will have more as it becomes available.

No injuries reported following rainy-road collision

There were no injuries reported following a collision in the east end of St. John’s Thursday night.

At about 10:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Portugal Cove Road. The occupants of the vehicles involved were assessed at the scene by paramedics but did not require transport to hospital. Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

Roads were wet in moderate rainfall at the time of the collision.

Collision at notorious east-end intersection sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle collision at an east end intersection notorious for frequent crashes sent one person to hospital Wednesday night.

At about 9:00 p.m. emergency crews responded to the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and Major’s Path following the crash. A pickup truck and SUV had collided in the intersection, causing significant damage to both vehicles. A third vehicle, which was stopped at a red light, also sustained minor damage.

Paramedics took one person to hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to be serious.

In a report highlighting traffic collisions between 2012 and 2019 the City of St. John’s ranked the intersection in the top five most dangerous intersections in the City, with nearly half (47%) of collisions resulting in personal injury or fatality. At the same intersection, 45% of collisions involved a vehicle that was turning, a considerable increase over an average of 30% throughout the City.

Rear-end collision sends one person to hospital

A rear-end collision at a normally busy St. John’s intersection sent one person to hospital early Monday afternoon.

At about noon on Monday emergency crews responded to the collision, a rear-end crash, on Columbus Drive at its intersection with Thorburn Road. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage. One person was taken to hospital as a result of the collision, their injuries not believed to be serious. The normally busy intersection was experiencing relatively light traffic at the time, a result of the Victoria Day holiday.

Update: Pedestrian seriously injured following single-vehicle crash

A pedestrian was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle during a dramatic crash.

Emergency crews responded to the Shoppers Drug Mart on Lemarchant Road in St. John’s shortly after 3:00 p.m.. Upon arrival at the scene they discovered an SUV that had gone over the sidewalk and partially through the front window of the store.

Witnesses to the incident said that the SUV traveled across the parking lot, striking a parked vehicle before going onto the sidewalk in front of the store. A 42 year old female, who had reportedly just exited the store, was struck by the SUV as it crashed through the glass windows. The individual became trapped under the vehicle inside the store.

Firefighters used wood cribbing and air bags to lift the vehicle off the individual. It took roughly an hour to extricate them. Paramedics took the pedestrian to hospital with what were described as serious injuries. The two occupants of the SUV, including the 77 year old male driver, were uninjured in the crash. A person who was waiting in the parked vehicle that was struck was also not hurt.

The store was forced to close as crews worked, and as the scene was cleaned. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

The RNC requests that anyone with information to assist this investigation contact 709-729-8000, or report anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at or use the P3Tips app #SayItHere

Earlier Story:

Shoppers Drug Mart on Lemarchant Rd. is currently closed following a single-vehicle crash, and one person has been seriously injured.

An SUV went through a front window of the store, shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by the vehicle, and became trapped underneath. They have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

NTV News will have more details as they becomes available.

Moose killed following collision; no serious injuries reported

A moose was killed after being struck by at least two vehicles on Route 2 late Monday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the collision, close to Fowler’s Road, at about 9:30 p.m.. A moose was struck by an eastbound vehicle, causing significant damage to the car. The animal was then struck by a second vehicle, which caused moderate damage. The driver of a third car drove into the centre median, reportedly trying to avoid a collision themselves.

All occupants were assessed by paramedics at the scene. At least one person was taken to hospital, their injuries believed to be minor. The moose was killed.

Traffic was slowed in both directions as the scene was cleared.

Detours in downtown St. John’s change yet again

Construction has once again caused a couple more changes to the way drivers commute through downtown St. John’s.

For the past few weeks underground infrastructure installation has caused detours on Water Street where it meets Waldegrave Street and Harbour Drive. As of Tuesday morning traffic was permitted to once again flow in all directions through the area, albeit with reduced lanes and occasional stoppages. The road will remain gravel in the area until asphalt becomes available toward the end of May.

Meanwhile, it’s anticipated a road closure at the other end of Harbour Drive will snarl traffic until the end of June.

Prescott Street will be closed between Duckworth Street and Water Street. Job’s Cove will also be closed, however traffic traveling eastbound on Harbour Drive will be permitted to turn onto Water Street continuing eastbound. Traffic on Water Street will be permitted to continue straight through the intersection. Some minor delays are anticipated during the time of construction.

Temporary Metrobus stops and routes will remain until further notice.

Update: Driver charged following single-vehicle crash

The driver of a minivan is facing charges following a single-vehicle crash on Bay Bulls Road late Friday night.

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. the driver of the van traveling eastbound lost control, crashing into the back of a parked sedan. The force of the collision caused significant damage to both vehicles, and pushed the parked car into the back of a Jeep.

There were no injuries reported.

The twenty-eight year old male driver of the van was charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation .08 and Over. He was released to appear in court at a future date.

No injuries following early-evening collision

There were no injuries reported following a collision at a busy St. John’s intersection on Friday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the crash, at the intersection of Cashin Avenue and Campbell Avenue, shortly after 6:00 p.m.. A pickup truck and a sedan had collided, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. There were two occupants of each vehicle, all of whom were assessed by paramedics at the scene. None required transport to hospital.

Traffic was slowed in the area as the scene was cleared.

Scroll to top