St. John’s

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.

Fire causes serious damage to downtown apartment

An evening fire caused serious damage to one downtown apartment on Monday.

Emergency crews were called to the west end of Water Street at about 7:30 p.m. after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the second-storey window of a home. When firefighters arrived on scene they discovered fire in the bedroom of an upstairs apartment. No one was home at the time, and crews were able to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire.

An occupant of the downstairs apartment evacuated the residence as crews fought the blaze. The fire caused significant damage to the upstairs unit, while the downstairs apartment sustained some smoke and water damage.

Water Street was closed west of Leslie Street as personnel worked. After fighting the fire for a little over an hour the scene was left with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for investigation.

Video from the scene of a residential fire on Water Street.

Young cyclist taken to hospital after being struck by car

A young cyclist was taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle at a busy west-end intersection Tuesday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Topsail Road and Cowan Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. after reports of a collision. Reports from the scene indicate the youth was struck at relatively low speed while crossing the road on their bicycle.

Paramedics assessed the patient before taking them to hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be serious in nature.

St. John’s Celebrates Canada Day 2020

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2018 Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade

NTV’s coverage of the St. John’s Christmas parade, in Downtown St. John’s.

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2017 Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade

NTV’s coverage of the St. John’s Christmas parade, in Downtown St. John’s.

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