UPDATE: Truck crashes through guardrail, driver charged

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Accident occurred on Colemans parking lot in Corner Brook

This Dodge Ram truck crashed through a guardrail at Colemans at the Gardens parking lot just before 9 a.m. this morning.

CORNER BROOK  The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has charged a 65-year-old St. George's man with impaired driving by drug following an accident on the Colemans at the Gardens parking lot on O'Connell Drive this morning.

The man crashed the truck through a guardrail on the parking lot and rolled over an embankment before coming to rest behind houses on Randolph Street.

The man wasn't injured in the crash which occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m.

The RNC is continuing to investigate the incident.

 

EARLIER STORY

CORNER BROOK  The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary took a man into custody after the truck he was driving crashed through a guardrail and rolled over an embankment at the Colemans at the Gardens parking lot this morning.

Sgt. Brad Saint of the RNC said the mishap occurred just before 9 a.m.

“What we know now, not sure of the reason, but a vehicle came onto Colemans parking lot, failed to negotiate the turn, went out through a guardrail and down into the backyard,” said Saint at the scene.

The Dodge Ram truck came to rest not far from homes on Randolph Street, a cul-de-sac, just below the Colemans property.

Saint said from the initial investigation it appears impairment of some kind may have been a factor in the accident. The man was taken to RNC headquarters to undergo further testing.

Saint said the vehicle was travelling down Elizabeth Street and crossed the intersection with O’Connell Drive onto the Colemans parking lot before the accident occurred.

He would not comment on the speed the vehicle was travelling and noted the guardrail in the section is anchored in an area that is made up of crushed stone, and it wouldn’t have taken a lot of force to move it.

Organizations: Colemans

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Randolph Street, Elizabeth Street

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  • Mark
    August 23, 2013 - 10:14

    I'm not surprised this has happened. When they did the renovations to the store and grounds, I couldn't believe how high of an embankment on that turn got!

  • lawrence hickey
    August 22, 2013 - 14:49

    I HEARD THE BANG FROM UP THE HILL AT EMMCO PLUMBING SUPPLIES AND IM GONNA TELL YA ONE THING IT WAS AN AWEFULL BANG THE GUARD RAIL WAS MADE FROM 6X6 PRESSURE TREATED WOOD AND HE HAD TO HIT IT HARD TO BREAK IT,THERE WAS A POST WITH 5 FEET OF CONCRETE ON IT THAT WAS DOWN BY THE TRUCK SO GO FIGURE HE HAD TO BE FLYING TO DO WHAT HE DONE

  • nev
    August 22, 2013 - 12:59

    Was the cb fire dept. notified? this incident cant be taken lightly. could have been numerous person involved,always assume the worst til proved otherwise, with regards to these situations