Ashmore, Digby County, Nova Scotia – On the morning of June 4, Digby RCMP responded to two collisions that happened within one hour and at nearly the same location as one another.
The first collision was reported at 8:25 a.m. on Hwy. 101 in Gilbert’s Cove. It involved two vehicles. Eastbound traffic was slowing, and a vehicle towards the back of the line of traffic pulled out to pass. It struck a vehicle turning left at the front of the line of traffic.
One vehicle rolled, and the second vehicle ended up in the ditch. The occupants of the car that was struck were entrapped, however no serious injuries resulted from the collision. All of the occupants of both vehicles were transported to hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries. Plympton Volunteer Fire Department and EHS also responded to the scene. Charges may be pending against one driver.
The second collision occurred in Ashmore and involved a line of cars that was waiting due to a road closure, which was a result of the first collision. It was called into the RCMP at 9:22 a.m. and was located 1.7 km West of the first collision scene. A tractor trailer that was approaching a line of vehicles stopped on the highway did not stop and caused a chain reaction collision involving the last three vehicles in the line of traffic. The driver of the first vehicle struck by the truck was transported to hospital via LifeFlight with serious but non life-threatening injuries. No other serious injuries resulted from this collision.
Highway 101 was closed for several hours while emergency crews examined the scenes and cleared damaged vehicles from the roadway. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. He was served a Summary Offence Ticket for Following Too Closely, and is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on August 9.
The investigation is ongoing.
File #s 2019787546 / 2019787634
Nova Scotia RCMP
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