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Two cars crash into Portugal Cove home after three-vehicle collision

Three people taken to hospital


Published on August 11, 2017

Three people were sent to hospital Friday evening following a three-vehicle collision in Portugal Cove that saw one car crash onto the porch of a nearby home.

©Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Three people were sent to hospital Friday evening following a three-vehicle collision in Portugal Cove that saw one car crash onto the porch of a nearby home.

Three people were sent to hospital Friday evening following a three-vehicle collision in Portugal Cove that saw one car crash onto the porch of a nearby home.
Keith Gosse/The Telegram

A second vehicle, an SUV, collided with the front of the same house about two meters away. Another SUV was left on a neighbouring lawn. Reports from witnesses on scene indicate one of the drivers may have been impaired but that has yet to be confirmed by police. The collision occurred at the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and Neary’s Pond Road just before 7 p.m. and left the road closed in that area for about two hours as Royal Newfoundland Constabulary forensic identification officers examined and photographed the scene. The Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s volunteer fire department and Eastern Health paramedics also responded to the incident. More details will be provided as they become available.

Three people were sent to hospital Friday evening following a three-vehicle collision in Portugal Cove that saw one car crash onto the porch of a nearby home.

©Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Three people were sent to hospital Friday evening following a three-vehicle collision in Portugal Cove that saw one car crash onto the porch of a nearby home, an SUV hit the same home and another come to a stop on a nearby lawn.

©Keith Gosse/The Telegram