Police say alcohol may have been factor in Corner Brook accident

Gary Kean
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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’t expect to conclude their investigation late Friday, but charges may be coming following a collision at the O’Connell Drive and Mount Bernard intersection.

The RNC confirmed 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’s media relations officer, said it was not likely any charges would be filed as of press time Friday.

“More investigation is needed on this file and it will be some time before it gets ironed out,” 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’Connell 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 issued 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.

Organizations: University Drive

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Mount Bernard, Western Star

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  • yy
    February 01, 2014 - 06:47

    maybe they should fix the potholes in town instead of having signs in the middle of the road, perhaps this person wasnt drunk at all and just didnt know what side of pilon to go on

    • jon
      February 03, 2014 - 21:38

      Really......potholes, thats what you are going to agree about? Obviously you know the person in question.

  • Dizzy
    January 31, 2014 - 14:52

    If the driver was in fact drinking at 930 am then he should be locked up and the keys tossed away.... no excuses for that at all!!!