Three-vehicle crash in St. John's

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A three-vehicle collision occured in St. John's this morning at the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and Newfoundland Drive.

Three pickup trucks were involved in the crash around 7 a.m.

Tow trucks are currently at the scene removing the vehicles. There are reports that a couple of people were taken to hospital, but there's nothing official on the extent of their injuries at this time.

Geographic location: St. John's, Portugal Cove Road, Newfoundland Drive

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  • Passerby
    May 01, 2013 - 13:42

    Hahaha you people are such trolls, All three of these vehicles were COMPACT trucks. And I saw the firemen and paramedics removing them from the destroyed rigs (fully immobilized) they were all wearing work clothes.. Imagine that, a trades person driving a truck. I stand to be corrected if a smart car can handled a couple sheets of plywood..

  • California Pete from NFLD
    May 01, 2013 - 12:27

    I will take the truck bed shell and call it a clean up effort for the better of not litering the road side

  • Bob
    May 01, 2013 - 12:11

    I'd also reckon that if a car was involved in that accident, the car driver/passengers would have been seriously injured or even killed. Like hitting an egg with a hammer.

  • Bob
    May 01, 2013 - 12:09

    @BC.....you are referring to commercial vehicles.There's a big difference.There aren't so many of those on the roads and they are going about their business. These huge pick-up truck drivers are a dime a dozen these days and if you're trying to turn right and a truck is next to you turning left,you have to wait until the truck turns as you can't see a thing over them.

  • I.M.Reasonable
    May 01, 2013 - 12:03

    The only problem with some of these trucks is the same problem with some cars - the driver. Drive courteously but defensively, pay attention, keep your distance. Wow, it's not rocket science!

  • BC
    May 01, 2013 - 11:45

    Can't rear end someone if you've left adequate following distance. It's not the trucks, that's ridiculous. Should we ban delivery trucks from running furniture to people, run U-Haul out of town, stop the beer trucks to George St.?! Somehow, big rigs make it from the harbour to parts unknown all the time. It's the drivers, and for this crowd it's caught up with them.

  • Bob
    May 01, 2013 - 11:36

    @me.....I don't live in such conditions and I'm not hiding from anyone or anything. I feel these trucks are a danger on the city streets. Most people just drive them for the "tough manly image" and never put anything in the back.You see them bullying around on the roads and using up tremendous amounts of fuel. They also block the drivers of compact cars from being able to see around them at intersections and they are a danger in collisions as their grills are right at the windshields of most small cars. I think they should be restricted to commercial use only and if you need a "big truck" to enjoy life,you probably don't have much of one anyway.

  • Jchris
    May 01, 2013 - 11:35

    @ME - you need a giant truck in order to enjoy life? Seriously? I feel bad for you. I prefer to live a more educated, environmentally friendly, and socially conscious life. I enjoy life quite well without such ridiculous symbols of consumerism, waste, and insecurity. @Gerry - yes there are rednecks in Ontario and Europe. When people look at them in their oversized trucks however, it is typically with pity not envy. We all know that most of these vehicles will never see a dirt road, will never be used to transporting 1/2 ton of building supplies... We do know that their owners are often over-compensating for identity problems and that they spend their days complaining about the cost of gas... a cost that is often largely self-imposed. I work with a woman who bought a Tahoe, and then built a house in the middle of the woods. It is hard to feel sorry for her when she complains about traffic and gas costs... Nobody forced her to move 20 miles from the office and to buy one of the biggest vehicles on the road. There is a very simple solution to this self-imposed problem. Until she comes to terms with her level of greed and sense of entitlement, however, she will continue to be unhappy with her giant truck and her self-imposed solitude.

  • RR
    May 01, 2013 - 11:13

    I agree:these huge trucks are not suited for the city driving. If one parks beside your vehicle then it makes backing up to get out of the park area even more difficult. That intersection is especially dangerous.

  • Me
    May 01, 2013 - 10:56

    lol, @Bob/Phile, go back to your 1 bedroom downtown apartment and hide, some people need these things to enjoy life and the outdoors to the fullest, not to mention work! typical stereotyping whiners.......

  • gerry
    May 01, 2013 - 10:49

    '35 foot,extended cab trucks are not practical vehicles for driving around in a city'...Oh, bulls**t. I've driven &know & seen15 ton armoured personnel carriers in some of the narrowest "roads' over seas, in major cities in Ontario, Alberta, etc; down snow-covered moutainous Norwegian 'highways'. I know folks back home from civilian life & the miltary wh have very little, if any problems driving large vehicles. It's SFA to do with the '35 foot extended cab trucks'; its driver experience &mostly impatience... crap it was at a tarffic light on Newfoundland Drive & Portugal Road for crissakes...

  • envy???????
    May 01, 2013 - 10:27

    sounds like some people want a truck but can't afford one?cars,trucks,bikes doesn't matter ,pay attention when driving.problem solved.

  • Bob
    May 01, 2013 - 08:59

    35 foot,extended cab trucks are not practical vehicles for driving around in a city.There are more of these huge trucks on the road everyday and they are environmentally terrible and cause a lot of traffic problems.

  • phile
    May 01, 2013 - 07:47

    The way some of these over-compenesators drive around in their big toys..... this doesn't surprise me.

  • LKJ
    May 01, 2013 - 07:31

    Borrrrrrring.....