2019-07-24

Three hurt in Highway 103 crash near Bridgewater

by Keith Corcoran

The driver of a Hyundai Accent was issued a traffic ticket after the vehicle collided with an Audi Q5 Quattro sport utility vehicle (SUV) during an attempted u-turn July 20 on Highway 103.

The force of the impact sent the Audi, and the woman driving it, off the road. The SUV landed on its roof in a brook between the Cookville and Blockhouse exits. The Accent, which sustained front-end and driver's side damage, remained on its four wheels and came to rest in the road.

  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>A recovery team assesses how to get an Audi Q5 Quattro sport utility vehicle out of a small brook.</p>
  • <p>KEITH CORCORAN, PHOTO</p><p>A RCMP officer walks in the area where a Hyundai Accent, pictured, collided on Highway 103 with an Audi Q5 Quattro sport utility vehicle July 20.</p>

The incident occurred east of the Naugler Road overpass.

The woman, the sole occupant, was out of the SUV when firefighters arrived on scene, said Corey Zinck, chief of the Oakhill district volunteer fire department.

The woman, along with the man and woman inside the Accent, was taken to hospital with what Nova Scotia RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jennifer Clarke described as non-life threatening injuries.

"The driver of the [Accent] was served a ticket for Failing to Yield to Highway Traffic When Entering A Highway," Clarke told LighthouseNOW in an email.

Paramedics, RCMP, and volunteer fire departments from Oakhill, Northfield district, and Blockhouse responded to the incident, which was called in at about 11:36 a.m.

The section of Highway 103 between the Blockhouse and Cookville exits was closed to traffic for about an hour-and-a-half as emergency crews worked the scene and police investigated.

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