RCMP investigating Sunday crash at Reads Corner

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Reads Corner intersection

READS CORNER -- East Prince RCMP is investigating after a two-vehicle collision knocked down a traffic light standard at Reads Corner just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

The collision occurred when a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta driven by an 18-year-old male from Melrose, N.B., was in the process of making a left hand turn off Route 1A on to Water Street East and crossed into the path of a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven by a 40-year-old male from Kensington, P.E.I.

The Toyota Corolla knocked down the traffic light standard, then came to rest on its roof.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla was treated and released from Prince County Hospital with minor injuries, while the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta was not injured.

While both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of this collision, the RCMP are crediting the proper use of seatbelts with limiting the degree of injury to the vehicle occupants.

The New Brunswick man was served a ticket for failing to yield right-of-way.

Organizations: RCMP, Volkswagen Jetta, Prince County Hospital

Geographic location: Melrose, Water Street East, Kensington New Brunswick

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  • Lloyd
    October 16, 2012 - 09:21

    A round-a-bout at this corner makes100% more sense then the one at Slemon park. But keep in mind it was driver error as are most accidents.We would need very little change if people drove properly.

  • Billy
    October 16, 2012 - 04:43

    I can smell a roundabout coming! Actually, this intersection is more dangerous than some intersections have had roundabouts built, Slemon Park entrance for example.

  • Dody
    October 15, 2012 - 17:06

    I am truly amazed that both drivers walked away from this horrific accident. we really thought there was most likely a fatality, from what we saw of it... Elated there wasn't ... We are thinking speed was a factor possibly?

  • Joe Blow
    October 15, 2012 - 13:12

    This is a dangerous stretch of road.....the government should spend $20 million to buy up land, destroy some trees and woodland and make a new highway here!!! Its as plausable as the whole Plan B project is!!!!