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High-speed crash destroys St. John's traffic light, sends driver to hospital early Thursday morning

A man was sent to hospital after the car he was driving collided with a traffic light on Kenmount Road early Thursday morning. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
A man was sent to hospital after the car he was driving collided with a traffic light on Kenmount Road early Thursday morning. Keith Gosse/The Telegram
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

One man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries following and apparent high-speed collision with a traffic light on Kenmount Road early Thursday morning.

The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Kelsey Drive and Kenmount and left the car with extensive damage and with a section of the traffic pole lying underneath the vehicle.



It appears the vehicle was traveling eastbound at a rate of speed high enough to tear the light pole from its concrete mount and drag it another fifty meters over the median before the car came to a stop facing the direction it had come from.

The road was closed in the area until the scene could be cleared.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating the incident.


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