© Cory Hurley
This car was involved in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Mount Bernard/University Drive and O'Connell Drive this morning.
CORNER BROOK Police didn‚Äôt expect to conclude their investigation late Friday, but charges may be coming following a collision at the O‚ÄôConnell Drive and Mount Bernard intersection.
The RNC‚Äąconfirmed that, if charges are filed, they would be against a 34-year-old man who was driving a pickup truck. Const. Scott Mosher, the RNC‚Äôs media relations officer, said it was not likely any charges would be filed as of press time Friday.
‚ÄúMore investigation is needed on this file and it will be some time before it gets ironed out,‚ÄĚ said Mosher.
Four people were sent to hospital following the two-vehicle collision in which police are saying alcohol may have been a factor. The accident happened at around 9:30 a.m.
According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, a car was travelling eastbound on O‚ÄôConnell Drive when it was struck by a truck travelling south on Mount Bernard Avenue.
Police said both vehicles were attempting to make left turns at the time of the collision.
The driver of the pickup truck was still at Western Memorial Regional Hospital as of early Friday afternoon, when the RNC‚Äąissued a press release about the accident. There was no indication of the nature of his injuries, but police said they were not life-threatening.
The release stated that the three people in the car were all taken to hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. They included a 39-year-old male driver and two female passengers, aged 33 and four years old.
RNC Patrol Services are continuing the investigation and charges under the Highway Traffic Act are anticipated.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.