Two young people injured in collision near Howley Junction

Diane Crocker
Published on August 14, 2014

The Jaws of Life were used to extract A 17-year-old male youth from a car involved in a three-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway near Howley Junction on Thursday morning.

The Deer Lake Royal Canadian Mounted Police say the youth was the driver of the westbound car that crossed into the eastbound lane, striking the trailer portion of an eastbound transport truck at about 9:30 a.m.

The car then struck an SUV that had been travelling behind the transport truck.

Members of the Deer Lake Detachment, its traffic services section, and the Deer Lake Fire Department responded to the collision.

The fire department assisted with removing the young driver from the car. He and an 18-year-old female passenger were taken to Western Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the transport truck and the two occupants of the SUV were not injured in the collision.

The cause of the collision is under investigation and police say visibility was clear and the road was dry at the time.