Cold night for accident

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0207 accident

A Charlottetown Police Services officer investigates the scene of an accident Thursday. Two compact cars, a late-model white Toyota Corolla S and a Pontiac were in collision on the Charlottetown arterial highway at the traffic lights at the end of Kensington Road. The accident, at approximately 9:30 p.m., did not result in serious injuries said an officer at the scene. Temperature was -18 at the time, with a wind-cooling rate equal to -27.

Organizations: Charlottetown Police Services, Pontiac

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Kensington Road

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  • mr mac
    February 08, 2013 - 15:50

    sitting in my living room last night when I heard the crash, yes I live close. they need a roundabout there. end of story

  • Plan C
    February 08, 2013 - 12:42

    Skip Plan B and move to Plan C of fixing the death trap called the "by pass"!! I want to see some stats about the by pass accidents and fatalities!! Bet there is more then the route 1 that is being "re-aligned"............

    • PLAN C - you're right
      February 08, 2013 - 13:32

      I know for a fact that more than one Liberal MLA agrees with you - and they also agree that Plan B is a farce from beginning to end. But they fear to speak - sad, eh?

  • Luke
    February 08, 2013 - 08:39

    That highway is a death trap I can't count how many accidents I have seen on it. It needs to be fixed. Either make it a proper closed access highway with on and off ramps or put round abouts throughout the whole thing. At the very least they should get rid of left turns on green since that seems to be causing the most accidents. You can't always see who is coming because the other person in the left turn lane is blocking your view. I wish our government used the money to fix that road instead of wasting it on the damn Plan B project. If someone would actually sit and look at the stats they would see that the Charlottetown bypass is extremely dangerous and would likely have far more casualties and accidents than the Plan B site.

  • ed
    February 08, 2013 - 08:29

    its says cold night for a accident. read the story .simple people have simple thoughts.

  • MonRckinley
    February 08, 2013 - 08:15

    Agreed, Bill. There is so much underlying anger in people around here. Viciousness over such petty things as an observatory story title? It takes usually 2 or 3 comments to get started, but Islanders are each others throats over nothing, like clockwork.

  • FOLLOW THE RULES
    February 08, 2013 - 07:49

    This is with out a doubt , one of the worst intersections in and around the City. Speeding, drivers running red light's , drivers coming out of the mini home park and illegally cutting across traffic onto Kensington road. A daily event at these lights , something must be done.

  • Accident explained
    February 08, 2013 - 07:27

    News Flash: Mr. Vessey has determined that the road has caused this accident; and he has all the statistics to prove it. While he is not in a position to release these statistics, he has promised to borrow funds on behalf of Islanders to pay a "well connected" construction company to prevent such incidents in the future. A "number" of secret consultation meetings were held and it was determined that Islanders approve this expenditure and provision of tax dollars to said companies. Vessey says, "austerity and dept reduction is not the point, safety is the point and at the end of the day I'll sleep better when this work is done. If we can save one person, that's what matters. That's why I was voted into office."

  • Cold medicine indeed . . .
    February 08, 2013 - 07:23

    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.

  • Piston Honda
    February 08, 2013 - 06:37

    Was it a Corolla S, or an LE? What model was the Pontiac?

  • Bill
    February 08, 2013 - 00:39

    If any of the commenters on here were the officers at the scene, they just might see what the temperature has to do with the accident scene. Honestly, people, is there anything that you won't complain about? I guess those with no lives need some form of self recognition. Better than no recognition, I guess. lol.

  • Island Girl
    February 07, 2013 - 22:34

    LOL

  • KB
    February 07, 2013 - 22:26

    What exactly does the temperature have to do with this accident?

  • Small Talk Cold
    February 07, 2013 - 22:13

    We get it already. Did a driver of one of the cars get hypothermic and veer into the path of oncoming traffic? How does the temperature factor into this event?

    • Townie
      February 08, 2013 - 07:38

      It was a cold night to be investigating an accident. It would also be cold for the drivers as they would not be able to run the heater in their cars. The cold didn't cause the accident, but it had a lot of effect in the aftermath.