Mount Pearl accident lands teenaged driver in stream

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An officer with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary takes notes at the scene of an accident on Michener Avenue in Mount Pearl Thursday morning. Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Police in St. John's are investigating a single-car accident in Mount Pearl today that injured a teenager.

The driver of the Sport Utility Vehicle was going around a corner on Michener Avenue when the car left the road and flipped over in a small stream next to a walking trail in the area.

The teenaged driver was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution. The accident remains under investigation.

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, St. John's, Michener Avenue

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  • Einstein
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Wow, I bet daddy is going to be really mad when he gets home from work today. Maybe we stopped giving out drivers licenses as if they were candy, things like this wouldn't happen.

  • Marshallart
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Chances are he was driving like a bat out of hell, like many drivers in Mount Pearl who drive down Ruth Avenue , Commonwealth Avenue and Glendale Avenue as if they were at Avalon Raceway. Perhaps cops should be on these roads waving checkered flags at the finish line. As far as the posted speed limits are concerned, they might as well remove them because they're only a joke.

  • Einstein
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Hahaha, I bet daddy is very mad at him

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Michener is a residential street, something went wrong for this accident, either a mechanical failure, speed etc.. or texting. As a new parent my biggest fear is people texting while driving, it scare's me more than impaired drivers. I worry everytime my child is in a car that some inattentive texter will kill us.

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    where in the article says HE ?

    not saying it wasn't but i didn't see it anywhere.

  • CrnrBoy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Where in the article does it state the sex of the teenage driver? I am glad that the teenager did not get hurt in this accident, it could of turned out to be a tragic event for their family.

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    This dude should have his drivers license taken away forever. He could have injured or killed someone!

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Glad the teen wasn't seriously injured, but to flip a vehicle going around a turn on Michener almost requires excessive speed, does it not?

  • Powers Pond Resident
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    There is a reason why the speed limit is reduced in residential neighbourhoods. The turn at the bottom of Michener is at a reduced speed to avoid accidents like this. There is a park a few feet away from where this accident occured and drivers need to take the time to drive sensibly in the area. I'm just glad no one else was injured because of this drivers actions. Maybe we need to just put the insurance too high for teenage drivers to deter parents from giving kids their car to drive.

  • Jake
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Facebook status changed to: bottom up in ditch

    STOP CHECKING YOUR STATUS WHILE DRIVING MORONS !

  • Einstein
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Wow, I bet daddy is going to be really mad when he gets home from work today. Maybe we stopped giving out drivers licenses as if they were candy, things like this wouldn't happen.

  • Marshallart
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Chances are he was driving like a bat out of hell, like many drivers in Mount Pearl who drive down Ruth Avenue , Commonwealth Avenue and Glendale Avenue as if they were at Avalon Raceway. Perhaps cops should be on these roads waving checkered flags at the finish line. As far as the posted speed limits are concerned, they might as well remove them because they're only a joke.

  • Einstein
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Hahaha, I bet daddy is very mad at him

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Michener is a residential street, something went wrong for this accident, either a mechanical failure, speed etc.. or texting. As a new parent my biggest fear is people texting while driving, it scare's me more than impaired drivers. I worry everytime my child is in a car that some inattentive texter will kill us.

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    where in the article says HE ?

    not saying it wasn't but i didn't see it anywhere.

  • CrnrBoy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Where in the article does it state the sex of the teenage driver? I am glad that the teenager did not get hurt in this accident, it could of turned out to be a tragic event for their family.

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    This dude should have his drivers license taken away forever. He could have injured or killed someone!

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Glad the teen wasn't seriously injured, but to flip a vehicle going around a turn on Michener almost requires excessive speed, does it not?

  • Powers Pond Resident
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    There is a reason why the speed limit is reduced in residential neighbourhoods. The turn at the bottom of Michener is at a reduced speed to avoid accidents like this. There is a park a few feet away from where this accident occured and drivers need to take the time to drive sensibly in the area. I'm just glad no one else was injured because of this drivers actions. Maybe we need to just put the insurance too high for teenage drivers to deter parents from giving kids their car to drive.

  • Jake
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Facebook status changed to: bottom up in ditch

    STOP CHECKING YOUR STATUS WHILE DRIVING MORONS !