RCMP continues investigation into collision in Travellers Rest

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Two passenger vehicles and a tractor trailer were involved in an accident along Route 1A, just south of the Travellers Rest roundabout Wednesday afternoon.

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.

Organizations: RCMP, Hwy 2, Prince County Hospital

Geographic location: Travellers Rest, Summerside, Iceland Moase Road Nova Scotia

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  • Shellie Brown-e
    September 21, 2012 - 01:04

    --- LMAO --- Clasic example of country P.E.I. driving Eee-Ha ! WHEN Will They Ever Learn ? !

  • Typical
    September 20, 2012 - 19:09

    I'm willing to bet big bucks the person driving the vehicle that stuck the van was too darned busy looking at his iPhone and not at the traffic in front of them.

  • Sylvia
    September 20, 2012 - 11:01

    When accidents like this happen, it's hard for me to believe that any changes in highway construction are going to make our highways any safer. Some drivers apparently still don't understand the basic rules of driving.

    • LA
      September 20, 2012 - 11:44

      It's not even just a driving rule to WATCH THE ROAD, it's pure common sense.