One person taken to hospital following accident on north shore highway

Diane Crocker
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One person was injured after this vehicle went off the road on the north shore highway Tuesday morning.

One person was taken to hospital following a single-vehicle accident on the north shore highway Tuesday morning.

The accident, involving a SUV, occurred just before 10 a.m. on a hill between the Wild Cove landfill site and the access road to Hughes Brook.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Corner Brook Fire Department responded to the incident and police officers on the scene say the vehicle was travelling towards Corner Brook. However, the vehicle went off on the opposite side of the road.

Skid marks can be seen on the pavement leading down the hill to the area the vehicle went over the embankment. It came to rest in an area filled with brush.

Police say only one person was injured and the extent of that person's injuries are not known at this time. The injured person was transported to Western Memorial Regional Hospital by ambulance. There was no indication given if there were more people in the vehicle.



Organizations: Corner Brook Fire Department, Western Memorial Regional Hospital

Geographic location: Hughes Brook, Corner Brook

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Recent comments

  • Concerned
    April 29, 2014 - 15:04

    I almost went off the road on Friday, due to trying to get out of a's a very dangerous agrea, especially anyone who doesn't know how bad this road is...I hope and pray that the driver is fine....

  • Blunt
    April 29, 2014 - 13:21

    Good chance whoever it was got stuck in the ruts in the road.........just a matter of time before someone gets killed because of the state of the pavement......not to mention those stupid water runoffs they have on the sides of the road.........I've seen countless people almost go off or across the road because of them........death traps !!!!!

  • Matt
    April 29, 2014 - 12:44

    Hmmmm, I wonder does it have anything to do with the 6" deep tire ruts on the road...

    • tammy ruth
      April 29, 2014 - 22:02

      The person was driving to Corner Brook the ruts are on the opposite side of the road !!!