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Woman sent to hospital after twentieth T.C.H. crash in about two weeks near Butter Pot Park


Injuries not thought to be life-threatening

One woman was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Butter Pot Park.

The crash was, unofficially, the twentieth motor-vehicle incident on that section of highway in about sixteen days and the fourth, an official told The Telegram, on Sunday alone involving a total of six vehicles.

It appears the westbound driver in this incident lost control of her car on a snow-covered patch of highway and was struck by another car travelling in the same direction.

This collision happened in the exact same spot as an earlier Sunday incident where another driver went into the median after hitting drifting snow.

Both vehicles in this incident sustained moderate damage.

EARLIER STORY:

Emergency personnel responded to yet another motor-vehicle incident on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Butter Pot Park Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the SUV apparently lost control of the vehicle and it spun into the snowbank in the median.

There were no injuries but it was, unofficially at least, the seventeenth incident on this short stretch of highway in a little over two weeks.

The area between the park and the Witless Bay Line is prone to blowing and drifting snow.

EARLIER STORY:

There were no serious injuries after a car overturned on the Trans-Canada Highway near Butter Pot Park Saturday afternoon.

The car was travelling through a section of highway between the park and the Witless Bay Line which is prone to blowing and drifting snow.

In the past two weeks, before today, there had been no less than fifteen motor-vehicle incidents in the short stretch of highway.

This incident happened in the eastbound lane in the same area that a transport truck had left the highway Friday night.

There was blowing and drifting snow in the area during both of these crashes.

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