Force of crash ripped engine from one car, sent both drivers to hospital
Two adults remain in hospital but two children and a baby weren't injured after a head-on collision involving a car and SUV in Baltic Tuesday evening.
The force of the crash tore the engine from the car, making it fly across the highway and come to rest in a ditch on the opposite side. The two drivers are still in hospital being treated for their injuries.
The crash, which took place just before 7 p.m., involved a Chevy Cobalt being driven by a 20-year-old Summerside woman on the Malpeque Road just north of Route 103. It appears she crossed the centre line and struck a Dodge Journey. The driver remains in Prince County Hospital but her passenger, a 21-year-old Summerside man, was treated and released.
The 37-year-old New Annan man driving the Journey was transported to Queen Elizabeth Hospital to treat fractures. He and his 27-year-old female passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. Three children in the SUV, aged 13 years, 3 years and two months, and had no apparent injuries.
Police believe that injuries were limited due to the proper use of seatbelts and the presence of air bags in the vehicles.
East Prince RCMP is investigating to determine if speed and driver inattention were factors in the crash. Investigators note that weather and road conditions were excellent at the time. They haven't decided yet whether there will be any charges.