Courtesy of the RCMP
DEER LAKE The driver of a minivan was ejected from his vehicle when collided head-on with a transport truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near St. Judes on Wednesday.
The Deer Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police say the man was taken to Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook with non-life-threatening injures.
The driver of the transport truck was also taken to the hospital. Police say he suffered internal injuries, however, they were also not considered life threatening.
Police say the crash, which was reported at 6:48 p.m. occurred in a construction area. The posted speed limit in the area is 50 kilometres/hour. Light rain was falling at the time of the crash.
The transport truck was travelling west at the time and the minivan was headed east. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the minivan crossed the centre line and struck the transport truck.
The highway was closed temporarily to allow emergency personnel to conduct their work.
Followup interviews and statements are being taken from witnesses and the accident is still under investigation. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
DEER LAKE The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say that two people received non-life-threatening injuries in a collison just east of St. Judes on Wednesday.
The two-vehicle collision occurred in a construction area on the Trans-Canada Highway. Police say they received a call about the accident at 6:48 p.m.
One of the vehicles involved was travelling east and the other west. The highway in the area was closed temporarily to allow the fire department and ambulance to be able to access the area and complete the work they needed to.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing.