Failure to yield cause of North River collision, says RCMP

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First responders tend to the scene of a two vehicle collision in North River Sunday afternoon.

NORTH RIVER - Failure to yield was the cause of a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway here Sunday afternoon.

The collision, which was reported to RCMP at approximately 12:25 p.m., occurred when a Ford Escape went to turn left onto the York Point Road and was a hit by a Buick travelling towards Charlottetown.

RCMP said speed was not a factor.

“It was pretty straightforward, it was just a matter of hesitation on the part of the Escape unfortunately,” said an RCMP spokesperson. “Fortunately, both were wearing seatbelts.”

RCMP said the driver of the Escape, a Charlottetown resident, did not sustain any major injuries but was transported to hospital. The driver of the Buick left the scene uninjured.

Both vehicles had lone occupants, although there was also a dog in the Buick.

While the impact caused the Escape to roll onto its side, the RCMP spokesperson said the vehicle came back down on its four wheels “easily.”

“It was out of there within minutes.”

Organizations: RCMP, Buick, Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: North River, Charlottetown, York Point Road

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  • No surprise
    May 04, 2014 - 19:38

    It's becoming very dangerous there on Sundays with the flea market especially with people parking where they aren't suppose to. When I was quite pregnant I was neatly side swiped because I had to slowly edge around past vehicles parked on the side of the road. I really hope this will smarten people up and they will do something about the parking situation. This is assuming it is related which I'm positive it is.

  • Crown Vic
    May 04, 2014 - 18:16

    Those RCMP should avoid using the new Ford Taurus Police Interceptors at this scene. Only Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors are welcome to use in this scene and all the rest of this Island!!!