TRAVELLERS REST - The drivers involved in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Travellers Rest were all transported to hospital in Summerside for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, said East Prince RCMP this morning.
Shortly after 4 p.m. the East Prince Detachment of the RCMP responded to the collision on Rte. 1A, just south of the traffic circle at Hwy 2 in Travellers Rest.
Police say a south-bound minivan was stopped in traffic to make a left turn onto the Moase Road. While waiting for the north bound traffic to pass, the minivan was struck in the rear by another south bound vehicle and was driven into the north bound lane where it was struck by a transport truck.
Police said the driver of the transport truck tried to avoid the van, and was partially successful in doing so, but ended up going off the highway on the opposite side of the road, ending up 30 metres off the travelled portion of the road.
All three vehicles sustained heavy damage which is why Mounties closed Hwy 1A for over two hours while the collision was investigated.
The drivers were removed for medical treatment and the vehicles were removed. All three drivers, a 35 year-old Island woman, a 60 year-old Island man, and a 39 year-old Nova Scotia man were transported to the Prince County Hospital by Island EMS.
The matter remains under investigation, said police.