Charge Laid in Motor Vehicle Collision Corner Brook

Written by on January 11, 2015

rncmr(CORNER BROOK, NL) – January 11, 2015 – Backing a vehicle out of a driveway onto

a roadway can be hazardous.


On January 11, 2015 at approximately 9:50 a.m. RNC Patrol Services, with the

assistance of the Corner Brook Fire Department, responded to a complaint of an

overturned vehicle on O’Connell Drive near Westmount Road in Corner Brook, NL

The driver of the overturned vehicle was not injured during this incident and the vehicle

sustained extensive damages. Through investigation it was determined that a vehicle

had backed out of a driveway and onto the road. A vehicle travelling on O’Connell Drive

veered to avoid collision with this backing vehicle, collided into a snowbank and

overturned on O’Connell Drive.

The operator of the reversing vehicle, a 54 year old male, was issued a Summary

Offence Ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for Backing a Vehicle Unsafely.

RNC Patrol Services is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information in relation

to this incident is asked to contact police at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-

TIPS (8477). You may also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers

Website at

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