2020-11-11

Queens County driver sustains life-threatening injuries resulting from Hebbs Cross crash

by KEITH CORCORAN

A Queens County man sustained serious injuries, including a broken right leg, resulting from a traffic accident in Hebbs Cross requiring him to be airlifted to a Halifax hospital.

The man, whose age was not available, was the driver and sole occupant of a Honda Civic involved in the crash, which occurred November 5 near a service station in the area of Exit 14, where Highway 103 intersects with Highway 3.

Paramedics, RCMP, and a pair of volunteer fire departments were summoned to the scene shortly before 3 p.m.

A Nissan Pathfinder was the only other vehicle involved in the incident. The adult female driver from Queens County - and sole occupant - was not seriously hurt.

It's believed a vehicle pulled out of the gas station lot and collided with another vehicle travelling on the 103.

"Both vehicles sustained tremendous damage," Wendell Eisener, of the Hebbs Cross volunteer fire department, told LighthouseNOW about what he saw on scene. Eisener was the fire service's incident commander for the emergency call.

Bridgewater volunteer firefighters were summoned for their specialized vehicle extrication expertise so the Civic's dashboard could be moved to allow first responders better access to the driver.

The man's injuries are "life-threatening," Sgt. Andrew Joyce, a spokesman for the province's RCMP, told LighthouseNOW.

A ground ambulance rushed the injured man to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater where the waiting air ambulance helicopter LifeFlight transported him to a Halifax hospital.

The incident resulted in a temporary closure of a section of Highway 103 between Wileville and the Camperdown Road/Conquerall Road intersection. Italy Cross-Middlewood and district, along with Wileville volunteer fire departments were dispatched to close the highway when it was thought LifeFlight would land and depart from the 103.

No further information about the condition of the man airlifted was available.

The matter is under police investigation.

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