Two sent to QEH after van and car collide

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Two people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown with non-life threatening injuries when a van and a car collided at the intersection of Water Street Parkway and Grafton Street East in Charlottetown Sunday afternoon.

A Charlotteteown Police Services officer at the scene said it is likely that charges will be laid in the accident that occured about 1:30 p.m.

The force of the collision pushed the van up and onto the top of a snowbank.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pry open the van so Island EMS paramedics could get at and remove the injured. Traffic was lined up in all directions as the rescue crews worked.

Two dogs travelling in the van bolted in fear, but were quickly rounded up and placed in police vehicles until officials from the P.E.I Humane Society arrived.

 

Organizations: Charlotteteown Police Services, P.E.I Humane Society

Geographic location: Water Street Parkway

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  • I was there also
    January 07, 2013 - 16:43

    I'm not sure what caused the accident, but you would think the severity - one smashed smaller vehicle and the van badly damaged and people trapped inside -- would help some people reflect on road conditions, distracted driving. You would think... However, as I continued to drive down Grafton after passing the scene, the woman in a Honda behind me was on her cell phone with her left hand and tipping the ash of her cigarette with her left... out the window on her right. I admit to also being distracted, but the fact she was driving at times with no hands, on a slick road, and more distracted than I was. C'mon, folks, no phone call or text is THAT important.

  • drivesafe
    January 06, 2013 - 22:03

    Texting while driving, riding on someones back bumper especially during the winter season, cutting people off while changing lanes.... continuous more often then needed . I hope the two people involved are going to be ok but at the sametime what is it going to take to give more drivers a wake up call??? It really bothers me to see that the hard way someone is going to learn is to really hurt themselves or really hurt someone else. For those wanting to live life to the fullest THINK BEFORE YOU ACT .

  • LadyBugg
    January 06, 2013 - 17:22

    We came upon this accident, too bad & hope everyone is going to be ok...I just wish people would slow down & drive carefully, I've witnessed too many drivers just wanting to get one car ahead of you even in this our winter time driving. We travelled off Island this past Saturday & I was apalled at how many drivers would risk their own lives & ours as well just to get that "one car ahead"...what is it with that??