ALBANY — RCMP East Prince, Island EMS and Borden-Carleton Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle collision which occurred on Route 1A in Albany at approximately 1:40 p.m. Friday
Investigation revealed a 2011 Volvo tractor trailer, being operated by a 30-year-old male from Cable Head East, PEI made a left hand turn into the path of an oncoming 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, says a press release issued by the RCMP.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damages with the impact resulting in the Silverado flipping over and coming to rest on its roof. The 76 year old male driver from Richmond, PEI and his wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were both transported to Prince County hospital in Summerside with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
RCMP were also assisted at the scene by personnel from the PEI Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, who re-directed traffic around the collision scene while this portion of Route 1A was closed to traffic, to allow for the investigation and subsequent removal of the damaged vehicles.
Weather and road conditions were excellent at the time of the collision, and alcohol was not a factor.
The driver of the Volvo tractor trailer, who was not injured, was issued a summary offence ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for crossing into the path of the oncoming pickup.