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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.

Paradise collision snaps utility pole, sends two to hospital

(Earl Noble / NTV News)

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.

(Earl Noble / NTV News)

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.

(Earl Noble / NTV News)
(Earl Noble / NTV News)

No serious injuries following two separate rollovers

The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Waterford Bridge Road. (Earl Noble / NTV News)

Emergency crews were kept busy early Tuesday morning following two separate single-vehicle crashes in St. John’s.

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. personnel were called to the eastbound lanes of Pitts Memorial Drive, between Kilbride and New Gower Street. The driver of a sedan had lost control of the vehicle, crashing into the ditch. The heavily-damaged car came to a rest on its side. The driver of the car was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be serious.

The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Pitts Memorial Drive. (Earl Noble / NTV News)

Roughly fifteen minutes later, crews responded to a second crash on Waterford Bridge Road, near Nottingham Drive. The driver of an eastbound vehicle had lost control, crashing into a fence and trees, narrowly missing a utility pole. The two occupants of that car were outside the vehicle when personnel arrived. Both were assessed by paramedics, however neither were taken to hospital.

The vehicle involved in that crash also suffered significant damage.

The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Waterford Bridge Road. (Earl Noble / NTV News)
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The battery of a vehicle involved in a crash on Waterford Bridge Rd is disconnected. (Earl Noble / NTV News)
The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Waterford Bridge Road. (Earl Noble / NTV News)
The scene of a single-vehicle crash on Waterford Bridge Road. (Earl Noble / NTV News)
A firefighter and police officer tend to the driver of a single-vehicle crash on Pitts Memorial Drive. (Earl Noble / NTV News)
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