Car clips power pole and lands on its roof in driveway

Brian McInnis
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Excessive speed is believed to be one of the causes of a single vehicle accident on North River Road Monday afternoon.

The female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries, a police officer said at the scene.

Police said the car was travelling south when it clipped a power pole and landed on its roof in a driveway of a home. The accident occurred just past Queen Charlotte intermediate school. Police, paramedics and firefighters helped to remove the driver. The car was demolished.

Police are continuing their investigation and it is not known if charges will be laid.

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  • David
    May 04, 2014 - 02:00

    Charges should be laid, speeding that excessively in a school zone that she'd flip the car after hitting the pole, she was clearly doing well well well over the 40/km posted limit, she should loose her license for a year ! What if a child had have been walking along there going to school! omg people are un-realistic.

  • autobahn
    April 29, 2014 - 09:22

    We should get rid of all speed limits. Just open it up to whatever the drivers and road conditions allow. Lay off the police and hire a few more tow truck drivers and paramedics. The crying ninnies of PEI would go wild!!! Can you imagine?

  • Anne
    April 28, 2014 - 22:34

    Even if it was does that explain the speed she must of been going to end up like that? In a school a low speed zone. That is not the best excuse I have ever heard. If it a medical condition that can cause this sort of instances to happen, she should not be behind a wheel of a car. I am sorry, but I have small children, and that does not make me comfortable. Take it as it way or another, this is not acceptable in anyway.

    • don
      April 28, 2014 - 22:51

      she could have had a medical problem and passed out. the main thing is no one was hurt or killed. what about a person that has never had any serious medical trouble and takes a heart attack. with your way of thinking no one will ever be able to drive a car. i feel sorry for your way of thinking. so tell us when are you going to give up your driver licence as you could have a medical emergency while driving and pass out so give up your licence asap.

    • Anne
      April 29, 2014 - 09:06

      A pre-existing medical condition is slightly different than a heart attack.....or am I wrong? So lets say I have a history of seizures...I should be allowed to be behind the wheel of a vehicle??? It is safety measures, not just for herself, but the general public. I think you need to stop being so narrow minded and realize if there is a way to stop a potential accident, don't you think those measures should be taken. Next time this happens, and we can only pray that someone is not hurt....I bet you will think differently. At the very least they should never be driving a car ALONE. Driving should be seen as a privilege, not a right. Cars are only as dangerous as the people who own/drive them.

  • enough already
    April 28, 2014 - 20:53

    With a medical condition that serious hopefully they will pull her license. She is a very dangerous person

  • Anonymous
    April 28, 2014 - 20:32

    Perhaps people should get all their facts straight before making comments. I know with 100% certainty that accident was caused by a medical condition. I'm just glad that she was ok and that no one else was injured,

    • Anne
      April 28, 2014 - 22:42

      That is called an excuse not a fact. If she has a medical condition that can cause this, she should not be behind the wheel of a vehicle. This happened just by our house and we have small children who play in our need to stop thinking about the fact that you personally know her, but open your eyes to the severity of what happened.

    • huh
      April 29, 2014 - 08:30

      I have no problem with the notion of getting facts straight before commenting, but I will await the "facts" from a more official source if you don't mind.

  • throw her in jail and consider charges
    April 28, 2014 - 20:15

    Even the wishy washy best of Charlottetown can work up some charges, unless she is related to the Police members? Throw her in jail, "excessive speed is believed", how about the careless reckless nature of the scene proves the woman does not deserve to have a license. Lucky a group of kids did not get slaughtered by this obvious maniac. Lock her up!!!!@now

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2014 - 21:25

      Seriously, the guardian clearly doesn't have all the facts yet. A medical condition caused the speed that caused this accident.

  • Billy
    April 28, 2014 - 19:29

    Speed, really. Cell phone maybe, inattention. At least she hit the pole and not a human.

  • Stacey
    April 28, 2014 - 17:41

    Guess she noticedthe END SCHOOL ZONE sign last minute.

  • Wow
    April 28, 2014 - 16:24

    This is a 30 km/h zone during the school day. She must have been traveling quite fast total her car! Slow down! There are lots of kids in that area. She's lucky nobody was hurt.