Earlier today, Superior Media’s ONNtv Crew went from reporting the news to becoming part of the news. A serious collision took place along Queen Street E. near Pilgrim St. in the Sault’s downtown.
Queen Street was closed at the time for the Downtown Street Party. A white mid-sized vehicle plowed along Queen St, hitting two vehicles before running into – and over – the Superior Media tent. Four Superior Media staff are lucky to be alive tonight.
Megan Pounder, reporter with Superior Media was one of the four people on scene as it unfolded.
“We were on Queen street setting up for the street party, and a woman in a white car was accelerating as she was coming down the road.” she said.
“She was barreling down Queen Street. Bruce and Treena (Clement) started screaming for her to stop but she accelerated. Bruce yelled for everyone to get out of the way.”
“When she did that (accelerated), she ran into all of the Superior Media ONNtv equipment. She destroyed everything we had set up. She started slowing down on impact. Bruce leaned into the vehicle window and turned off her ignition. Before she hit Superior media’s tent, she hit a truck near Church Street and Queen.
No injuries were reported on scene. Thank goodness for that!
Mike Chikoski, Bruce and Treena Clement, Megan Pounder – we are all relieved you are still with us tonight.
Sault Police, Sault Fire, EMS paramedics all responded to the scene.