UPDATE - Details today on spectacular crash

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Charlottetown police expect to have more details today (Friday) about the driver of a compact, silver-coloured car who fled the scene after causing extensive damage to three parked vehicles and a duplex residence Thursday morning in Sherwood.

The duplex is located near the intersection of Francis Lane and the St. Peters Road.

A section of St. Peters Rd. was closed while city police continued their investigation into the bizarre crash which occurred at approximately 3 a.m.

Late Thursday, Sergeant Tom Clow of Charlottetown Police Service said that the department expects to release more details today after numerous interviews were conducted. The suspect vehicle was not stolen, said Clow.

Police say that the suspect vehicle was heading into Charlottetown when it lost control and crossed over to the left side of St. Peters Road and struck a parked car.

The force of the impact drove the parked car, a blue Honda, into the air, striking the side of a duplex before crashing upside down on top of two other cars parked in the driveway of the residence.

The speeding car careened slightly to the right before grinding to a stop on its side on the front lawn of the same duplex, near several trees.

Police said the suspect vehicle remained at the scene but the driver somehow got out and fled before police arrived.

No one in the duplex was injured and there were no occupants in all the other vehicles involved. Police said early Thursday that they are not certain if the driver of the silver car was the sole occupant, or not.

A dog team was called in, but the driver of the vehicle was not found.

Police said they went looking for "a person of interest" Thursday and will have more details soon.

St. Peters Road, the major entry into the city from eastern P.E.I., re-opened at 8 a.m.

Geographic location: Peters Road, Sherwood, Charlottetown

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  • key stone cops
    December 21, 2012 - 09:55

    Yes there was an crash!! not an accident, driver ran from the scene. Vehicle left behind lots of evidence. Should have been plates or serial number to locate owner and find out who the elusive driver was. The police state looking for "person of interest" the poiunt being it should not be rocket science to find out who was behind the wheel. These people that drive cars and cause damage and harm are every bit as bad as the nutcases that pick up and gun and shoot the innocent. Driving and living near a road is now dangerous

  • islander
    December 21, 2012 - 09:41

    Being able to buy booze at a convenience store didn't cause this accident......an idiotic driver did.

  • Den
    December 21, 2012 - 09:29

    PEI, where stop signs and red lights are a formality.

  • Smart Car
    December 21, 2012 - 09:01

    Of course the suspect vehicle remained at the scene.... It wasn't as dumb as it's driver who will be charged with, among other things, leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Sylvia
    December 21, 2012 - 08:41

    P.E.I. highways aren't safe to drive on any more. With all the DUI, people texting, driving too fast, tailgating, running red lights, and generally breaking every rule of the road, I'm so relieved when we arrive home in one piece. We had stopped at an intersection yesterday, waiting at the lights for a chance to turn left, making sure all oncoming traffic was through, and driver behind us was blowing his horn trying to hurry us up. My husband ignored him. I've driven in NFLD, Cape Breton, N.S., Quebec, Ontario, N.B., and U.S.A., and I find that Island drivers are the worst I've ever seen.

    • Albertan
      December 21, 2012 - 09:43

      PEI drivers aren't bad. Come to Calgary. Canada's worst drivers for sure.

    • Scare driver
      December 21, 2012 - 20:04

      I felted the same way while I was living on the Island a little over a year ago , and just like you I have driven all across the U.S.A and Canada and I found P.E.I to be the scariest place to drive. I wish they would come down harder on the driver who areso wreakless.

  • Justine Thyme
    December 21, 2012 - 06:46

    And proof yet again, air bags and seat belts save lives.

    • Bob maclonald
      December 21, 2012 - 09:29

      Who said they were wearing their seatbelts?

    • SASSYLADY
      December 21, 2012 - 12:07

      No one said they were wearing seat belts and had air bags, but what does that matter. People on the Island love to make up their own news. I heard from a reliable source this morning(Tim Horton) that the car had chains on and it had wings. The driver was wearing a Roger Ram backpack and it deployed and they don't know where the hell he is.Some people say they saw him going over their house in Rustico,but I'm not certain of that, that could just be a rumor.

  • Rumplestillskin
    December 21, 2012 - 06:33

    Maybe they should put Cst. Tim Kiezer on St. Peters RD at 3am instead of being a school counsellor...just saying.

  • don
    December 21, 2012 - 06:31

    FRAN. your sarcasm is also noted. but i think what everyone is saying is the truth the driver was drunk now how would you feel if that was your home and cars plus what if the car went into the house and KILLED someone ? i bet you would be happy so please rethink your reply when you sober up. thank you have a very sober new year.

  • Nor easter
    December 21, 2012 - 00:31

    What a joke Cant find the drive get out of bed and look

  • don
    December 21, 2012 - 00:22

    HEAD SHAKER. i agree but dizzy has started by selling booze at a collage. so next will be high schools. the more PROFITS the better. as it looks PROFIT is more important then a life

  • Fran
    December 21, 2012 - 00:07

    Dear everyone who posts comments anywhere, Your sarcasm translates very poorly in written form. If you would like to get your point across, please avoid using sarcasm. Otherwise we might think you are as dumb as you sound. Thanks, - The Internet

  • Christmas on PEI
    December 20, 2012 - 13:15

    It just wouldn't be a Christmas on PEI without a drunk driver destroying cars and properties. It's a tradition!

  • don
    December 20, 2012 - 13:06

    there is no way the driver could have been drunk? but we do not have drunks on PEI due to a shortage of booze stores.

    • Head shaker
      December 20, 2012 - 14:44

      Lets sell booze in the corner stores. That will reduce the drunks, right?

    • Dave
      December 20, 2012 - 22:33

      @ headshaker somehow the rest of the planet manges to survive even selling beer and wine in regular stores, goodness me! That leaves only one conclusion, if it's not the booze it must be the people here who are idiots.

  • URRRRRGGGGGG
    December 20, 2012 - 11:37

    Under the influence perhaps, but I seen someone driving on the bypass early this morning on my way to work and they were swerving and driving like they were impaired...When I switched lanes, I could see they were only texting while driving.....urggggghhhhhh. I then beeped my horn and pointed my finger at the young girl in her SUV vehicle with the G sticker in the window...

  • SciFy
    December 20, 2012 - 11:32

    This sounds strangely like the opening scenes to a great sci-fi. A time traveler arrives in is silver vehicle, losing control after leaving the portal. Was it a Delorean I wonder????

  • Pei gal
    December 20, 2012 - 11:05

    A little car did this damage? Looks more like a Hummer or something bigger would do this much damage, like to see the " little car " that did this! Must not be much left of it... Who ever did it should rott in jail.

  • BUDDY
    December 20, 2012 - 10:54

    MAYBE IT WAS THE SAME IDIOT THAT FLEW INTO THE DUPLEX LAST YEAR AND BURNT IT DOWN AND WRECKED TWO CARS...HE ONLY GOT 50 DAYS ON WEEKENDS..

    • same
      December 20, 2012 - 17:51

      seems like it as it happened at 3 am also and just down the street from the first one , and be rest assured they will get a slap on the wrist and nobody will be compensated as well .......

  • mr wrong
    December 20, 2012 - 09:05

    haha all too farmiliar soundin too me iv done pretty much the same thing and got way more than a slap on the wrist poor guy was probably hammered im sure they know who it was if they would pull there heads from each others behinds they would prob find em pretty quick

    • How it is...
      December 20, 2012 - 12:02

      "Poor guy was probably hammered" Yeah I feel bad for him too. He didn't know what would happen when he got behind the wheel of his car drunk, clearly drove way over the speed limit, and then ruined 4 vehicles and damaged a home. The poor fella. Someone should make sure their private driveways are clear of parked cars so next time he won't hit anybody. Throw the book at this fool. He's lucky nobody's dead.

  • Bella
    December 20, 2012 - 09:01

    John - It's possible the vehicle was stolen or being driven by someone other than the registered owner. I think Police are trying to see if someone may have witnessed the accident or seen the vehicle driving erratically prior to the accident and are asking people to come forward with any information.

  • Guilty
    December 20, 2012 - 08:31

    Running only proves one thing, GUILT. Possibly driving under the influence. Either way I am sick of hearing about these losers. Time to do something about it!!!

  • John
    December 20, 2012 - 08:08

    " compact silver-coloured car " is the description given of the car !!! are these people on crack? did the fleeing suspect take the license plate with him? did he also remove any labels stating the make/model of the car?? One sharp dude !!!

    • huh
      December 20, 2012 - 10:14

      Perhaps...just perhaps...at 3am no one really got a good look at the car as it careened into the other vehciles and sped away.

  • Dont worry
    December 20, 2012 - 07:52

    Dont worry-all of you who like the thoughts of a court which is based towards people with addictions will be relieved to know this man will get a slap on the wrist.........I imagine all those who suffered property damage will be reimbursed