Seat belts prevent injuries in Kings County crashes

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Three separate motor vehicle collisions made for a busy Saturday afternoon for Kings District RCMP.

Police say that due to the fact the occupants were wearing seat belts, there were no serious injuries in any of the crashes.

Charges are pending in connection with two of them.

At 2:25 p.m., the driver of a Jeep TJ lost control and rolled over on Rte #312 in the community of Forest Hill, just east of St. Peter's. The 18-year-old male driver was uninjured. The crash remains under investigation.

At 2:40 p.m., the driver of a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire lost control in a sharp curve on Water Street near the intersection of Victoria Street in Cardigan.

The vehicle was destroyed in the roll over. All three vehicle occupants were uninjured. Charges under the Highway Traffic Act are pending against the 22-year-old driver.

At 3:21 p.m., the driver of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control, crossed over into oncoming traffic, entered the ditch and struck a power pole on Rte #4 in Cardigan near the intersection of the 48 road.

The 65-year-old male driver from Miramachi, N.B. was uninjured but he faces criminal impaired driving charges as a result of the investigation.

Organizations: Kings District RCMP

Geographic location: Kings, Cardigan, Forest Hill Water Street Victoria Street

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  • Shellie
    September 30, 2012 - 10:33

    ALWAYS - BUCKLE UP.- IT'S ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKED AT AS BEING "STUPID" BY MOST THE REST OF SOCIETY WHO DON'T BUCKLE UP - AND - Lovely, like We don't have enough dumb Islander's driving impaired, now WE have a N.B - from away driving impaired on Our roads. Where the-H- are the Cops and why the -H- aren't They ALL doing a better job of helping to keep Our Roads, Highway and Streets SAFER?

    • I voted for the other guy...
      September 30, 2012 - 22:17

      Shellie, The "cops" were at the scene of an accident that occurred at 2:40PM! Feel free to contact Mayor Collings about the recently slashed funding for RCMP officers in Montague if you need to vent further. With budget cuts at every level of government, policing is becoming reactive rather than proactive.

  • chester field
    September 30, 2012 - 09:12

    Nice to see that people are getting the message on seat belts......but not on drinking and driving....well, just nice to see no deaths