Weather conditions cause numerous collisions

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RCMP are reminding Islanders to drive safely after responding to a number of incidents Saturday, including an early morning collision between a Honda CR-V and a pickup truck on Rte. 19 in New Dominion.

The collision saw the CR-V, which was travelling from the Meadowbank direction, lose control coming down the hill entering the causeway into New Dominion and turn sideways. The oncoming pickup truck was unable to avoid the sideways CR-V and t-boned the vehicle.

Queens County RCMP and Island EMS responded to the collision, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m. The individual driving the CR-V was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor injuries.

The truck driver also later went to hospital for a cut on his hand.

"The roads were pretty icy," said a spokesperson with the RCMP.

The spokesperson added that RCMP had also attended to numerous minor incidents throughout the day. These included road conditions causing individuals to slide into the ditch and fender benders.

"Things of that nature," said the spokesperson. "Some people aren't slowing down (for the weather conditions)."

Organizations: RCMP, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Geographic location: New Dominion, Meadowbank

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Recent comments

  • Situations vary.......
    December 16, 2012 - 19:06

    Yes it's nice that everyone has an opinion on accidents. Unfortunately till your in the situation one might be mindful that every situation is different. The accident on Saturday morning in Meadowbank was actually due to roads not properly plowed or salted/sanded. How do I know, well I was the one that the Honda CRV had just missed, by me vearing off the side of the road towards the ditch. It was very unfortunate that the gentleman behind me did not have enough time to react. I'm certainly glad to hear that everyone in this accident was okay.

  • redman
    December 15, 2012 - 19:13

    Have to laugh at the headlines blaming weather,,it's the friggin' stupid drivers who do not adjust for the road conditions

    • Captain Canuck
      December 16, 2012 - 08:30

      Yeah, like we never had snow before and didn't expect it in a million years.

    • Solving the problem . . .
      December 16, 2012 - 15:04

      The Minister of Transportation wants to remind Islanders that it's neither weather nor driving that causes accidents. It's pavement. So, be ready to be planb'd to the tune of over 60 million borrowed tax dollars in the next three years to remedy this problem. Let's just be thankful that Islanders don't have a deficit or debt to deal with and that we're not in a position of austerity. Also, since our health, education and care for our seniors is all taken care of, we will proceed immediately with "aligning" the needs of Islanders with the road builders association. Thank-you.

  • hammike
    December 15, 2012 - 19:04

    Weather conditions did not cause any accidents in PEI today. Not slowing down for conditions, poor driving habits, being on the road when you are not capable of safely driving in winter conditions, these things among others caused the accidents, but not the weather.

  • Sylvia
    December 15, 2012 - 18:35

    I just read on the CBC website that some people are now rushing to get their snow tires on. We get ours on by end of Nov., make the appointment in advance as we know our mechanic will be very busy putting on winter tires. If they need to be replaced we have them ordered well in advance. It's called common sense. Sometimes I think common sense has taken a permanent vacation from P.E.I.

  • Drivers.....
    December 15, 2012 - 16:05

    Drivers need to take the blame for "accidents"....its winter...put winter tires on and drive accordingly.......

  • What's the rush
    December 15, 2012 - 16:02

    I just don't understand why people don't slow down! Are we really in that much of a hurry? It's winter and the road conditions are not always good and winter tires help, but they do not keep you from sliding around if you're driving too fast. This Island has more accidents claiming lives, people drinking and driving and those who drive fast, regardless of the road conditions. Not very smart.