Medical incident my have preceded collision
© Guardian photo by Nigel Armstrong
Accident scene on the Charlottetown bypass road Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Two drivers involved in a dramatic crash on the arterial highway in Charlottetown Monday have been released from hospital, police said Tuesday.
"We are looking at possibly a medical condition in one of the drivers that may have resulted in the collision," said Constable Ron Kennedy, a traffic specialist with Charlottetown Police Services.
A cube delivery van involved in the accident had two male occupants, a driver and a passenger. A small Toyota car that was stopped for the red traffic light had one female driver, said Kennedy. It was struck from behind by the cube truck, he said.
Kennedy said the investigation unit used a new tool at the scene that records vehicle data from the many sensors now part of modern vehicles. The data often helps corroborate what traditional measurements and police techniques reveal, said Kennedy.
The data in this case did not show any special issues or result in any change to the investigation, he said.
See more on the crash data retrieval tool in Wednesday's Guardian.
The investigation is continuing.