RCMP investigating early-morning accident

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BELMONT LOT 16 — A 23-year-old woman was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this morning in Belmont Lot 16.

The area where the accident occurred, at the intersection of Route 123 and Route 12, was closed to traffic for more than three hours as RCMP continued its investigation.

Miscouche Fire Chief Jason Woodbury said his department responded to the scene with 19 firefighters and two vehicles. Also on scene was Island EMS.

“We received the call at approximately 6:30 this morning of the two-vehicle MVA on Route 12,” said Woodbury. “The roads were considerably slippery this morning at that time.”

He couldn’t comment on the cause of the crash, but did say it involved a half-tonne truck and a smaller car.

“The half-tonne truck was heading east and the smaller vehicle was heading west,” said Woodbury. “The driver of the half-tonne truck suffered no injuries.”

Both the injured woman and the driver of the truck were the only occupants in their vehicles.

Woodbury said damage to the smaller vehicle was extensive.

The fire department was on scene for roughly two hours. Police are still at the scene.

 

More to follow later . . .

 

Organizations: RCMP

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  • Stanley Murray
    December 20, 2012 - 22:34

    Sir, My motivation for writing you was inspired by the another motor vehicle accident/collision that occured on Rte.12 in Central Lot 16 on December 20,2012 at 6:30 am. The present speed limit is 80 kml per hr.I have maintained and complained to the highway safety department,the minister and the local MLA for years that the speed limit is too high for the configuration and geometry of the road.I sent e-mails as recently as last summer and was told the department was going to review my request.However nothing has changed. The last time there was an accident at the intersection and a vehicle left the road and ended-up in my neighbors front yard.(luckily their children weren't injured or killed)the Dept. of Highways , at that time ,installed one street light. While this may assist pedestrian safety when crossing the Belmont Rd. Intersection,it is not an adaquate solution to the safety issue for motorists or the community. A more realistic and logical solution is to lower the speed limit to 50/60 klm per hour before there is another casaulty This section of Rte 12 from Carr's corner to the Lot 16 church and beyond is a very threaterous,especially when wet or icy.Also the number of houses and driveways have quadrupled in the last few years, compounding the safety issue. Most of the new driveways are located either on a turn or a blind hill.This causes great peril when entering or exiting Rte 12 along this stretch of road. One does not need an engineering degree and advanced calculus to determine the danger ,just some innate common sense. I am therefore,once again ,before winter driving conditions arrive,pleading with the Highway Safety Department to have the speed limit lowered immediately before someone is fatally injured. In closing,I would add that Canada Post stopped delivering mail to the community last summer because of safety concerns for the mail delivery via motor vehicle courier. Stanley A. Murray Central Lot 16

  • Stanley Murray
    December 20, 2012 - 16:51

    I live where the accident occured. I'm not surprised that there aren't more accidents on this stretch of road as it is very windy and hilly with poor disibility and has a "blind hill" and a "double s" curves. I have made several requests to the dept of highways,the minister and the local LMA requeasing that the speed limit should be lowered before there is a fatal accident,but no concrete action was taken.the speed limit is still 80klm per hr. will it take a fatality before the speed limit is lowered.