Three accidents in short time in foggy conditions

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Three separate accidents in a short time late this afternoon — in the west-bound lane of the Outer Ring Road in St. John’s — has traffic backed up.

One person taken to hospital, however, the extent of the person’s injuries are unknown. There is no word on any other injuries.

Roads are wet and the area is covered in thick fog.

There is a multi-vehicle accident in the west-bound lane, east of Team Gushue Highway. A second accident involving two vehicles just east of the Allandale Road Access and a third accident just east of that location involving two vehicles.

The RNC, St. John’s Regional Fire Department, ambulances and tow trucks are on the scenes.

Traffic is backed up to Torbay Road access.

Organizations: Allandale Road Access, Regional Fire Department

Geographic location: Outer Ring Road, Torbay Road

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  • Rick
    March 02, 2013 - 17:59

    If the Telegram is posting an article, they should make sure the picture fits what they are talking about. This black pickup truck was not involved in the accident. Make sure you know your facts first before publishing!!!

  • chris
    March 02, 2013 - 07:09

    Well I guess they can't blame the moose for these. People just don't know how to adjust their driving habits to the weather and other conditions.

  • Bk
    March 02, 2013 - 06:19

    What do you expect when people don't slow down. It's time to put cameras on the road and mailing people tickets.

  • Rick
    March 01, 2013 - 19:20

    Please get your facts straight before announcing that this pickup was involved in the accident. The accident was with a Brinks truck, and 2 red cars. This pickup avoided the accident by driving into the median. It was NOT involved in the accident. You arrive late and the best picture you could get was this truck being towed out of the median, so you made up the story to fit the picture. Please get your facts straight!

  • tom
    March 01, 2013 - 16:40

    Idiot drivers. Too bad the RNC is only any good after an accident. How about you start giving out tickets for tailgating, no signals and cell phones??? They are THE most invisible traffic duty in Canada. But by all means, blame the fog.

  • Brad
    March 01, 2013 - 15:44

    Newfoundlanders are the worst drivers in Atlantic Canada. No indicators, going too slow in left lane on highway, driving too fast for conditions, stopping in added lane, stopping for no reason, stopping at a yield when no traffic is coming...I could go on...

  • Eli
    March 01, 2013 - 15:07

    Dumb! Dumb ! Dumb!