Pickup Truck Demolished in early morning collision (updated)

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October 29, 2018. statement from Sault Police re: MVC Carmen’s Way near Conmee Ave

At approximately 2:30 a.m. (Oct. 27, 2018) officers responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pick up truck and a tractor trailer on Carmen’s Way just North of Conmee Avenue.

It is known that the pick up truck was travelling north bound on Carmen’s Way and crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic.  The truck then collided head on with a tractor trailer that was travelling south bound on Carmen’s Way.  The pick up truck was destroyed in the collision and the tractor trailer received moderate damage.

The driver of the pick up truck, a 21 year old male from Sault Ste. Marie, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later charged with one count of driving left of centre under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

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Superior Media attended a horrific looking accident scene in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 27th. The accident happened around 2:15 am.

Sault Fire, EMS paramedics and Police were called out to the stretch of Carmen’s Way near the railroad tracks, close to Conmee Ave.

While the investigation is in the early stages, by-standers on the scene told Saultonline that the pick-up truck swerved into the transport truck, which was heading south on Carmen’s Way. They further stated that the driver was ejected from the truck, and witnessed the driver being moved from the road onto a stretcher, and was then transported  by ambulance to Sault Area Hospital. One of the bystanders stated that he heard a loud ‘boom’.

“The driver of the pick-up truck was the sole occupant of the truck. We aren’t sure what caused the accident but the pick-up driver drifted into the transport. It doesn’t appear that he sustained life-threatening injuries, but the full extent of his injuries is not know at this time.  The man was taken to Sault Area Hospital by ambulance.” said Sault Police Sergeant Magnan. “This is the third serious collision we have had in the last week.”

Sergeant Magnan called in The City Board of Works, who arrived with barricades to stop traffic from attempting to go through the accident scene along Carmen’s Way. Sault Police had flares set up as well on the road.

Transports were having to be re-routed away from Carmen’s Way which is a main thoroughfare for transports moving through the Sault. “There aren’t usually too many transports at this hour.” shared Sergeant Magnan. “Carmen’s Way will probably be blocked for about 3 hours as we continue the investigation and get the vehicles moved.”

Sault Firefighters were in the field and grass on the west side of Carmen’s Way looking for pieces of debris from the collision.

The transport driver appeared to be unhurt.

The transport driver from a collision early Friday (Oct. 26) morning on Great Northern Road suffered a medical emergency. That story is here:  https://saultonline.com/2018/10/serious-collision-closes-great-northern-road-overnight/

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Lynne Brown
Algoma writer and reporter. Has written for special editions Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal. In the 80’s, Lynne worked for AutoTrader Magazine in rural Southwestern Ont. Trudging through farmers’ fields for a picture of a 56 Dodge Custom Royale was considered a very good day. Special interests include issues relating to rural life, seniors, travel, history, community development and indigenous peoples. email to lynne@superiormedia.ca Twitter: @dlynnebrown.

5 COMMENTS

  1. All of these major accidents in a short time and the roads aren’t even slippery yet. Get ready for them by the dozens as soon as it snows.
    Many people just don’t have any common sense and shouldn’t be behind the wheel at all.

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