© Joe Gibbons photo
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers Sgt. Jim Smith, left, and Const. Stephanie Carter, right, converse with one another at the scene of Sunday's serious single motor vehicle accident on the Outer Ring Road which occurred just before 11:30 a.m. The lone occupant of the vehicle – a male driver – lost control of his car and went over an embankment landing in a dense area of trees, as seen in the background. Police had the eastbound lane from the Manuel's Overpass Bridge to Donovan's Industrial Park closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while they conducted their investigation and removed the vehicle from the wooded area. At far left is RNC forensics identification section officer Const. Pat Hickey, photographing the accident scene as part of the investigation. The skid marks are where the vehicle operator lost control of his car and went off the road.
The RNC is continuing their investigation into a fatal motor vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Outer Ring Road in St. John’s.
On Sunday just after 11:00 a.m., the RNC responded to the report of a single vehicle collision on the Outer Ring Road. The incident occurred in the eastbound lane in the area between the Pitts Memorial Highway overpass and the Kenmount Road overpass. The RNC is continuing their investigation into the cause of the collision.
The vehicle travelling eastbound went off the road and over an embankment into a thickly wooded area. The single occupant of the vehicle, a 56-year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The next of kin of the deceased are being notified and out of direct respect to the family members, the RNC will not be releasing the name of the deceased at this time.
The RNC closed the east bound portion of Outer Ring Road between the Pitts Memorial overpass and the Kenmount Road overpass while their investigation was being completed. The road is now open once again.
Anyone who has any information in relation to the collision is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.
The RNC is currently on the scene of a single vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of the Outer Ring Road between the Kenmount overpass and the Pitts Memorial overpass. The vehicle was travelling in the eastbound lane when it went off the road and down over the embankment behind Donovan’s Industrial Park.
The injuries of the lone male occupant are serious. The eastbound lane of the Outer Ring Road from Manuel's Overpass Bridge to Donovan's Industrial Park is closed while the RNC continue their investigation.
Anybody with information on the accident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000.