Update: One person dead in fatal Sheshatshiu car accident

Derek Montague
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Sheshatshiu RCMP and members of the volunteer fire department worked swiftly Saturday to put a tarp around a vehicle following an accident.

UPDATE:

The RCMP has officially confirmed that one woman, the driver, died in the car accident. The only passenger in the vehicle was seriously injured and currently hospitalized.

According to an RCMP press release:

"The driver, a 32 year old woman from Sheshatshiu was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The only passenger, a 33 year old woman from Sheshatshiu was transported to local hospital with serious injuries and has since been transferred to St. John's, NL for further treatment .

  The RCMP in Sheshatshiu continue to investigate the cause of this accident with the assistance of Happy valley/Goose Bay RCMP and RCMP Traffic Services."  

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EARLIER STORY

Dozens of shocked Sheshatshiu residents gathered on Edwards Drive early this afternoon, watching as RCMP officers began investigating a terrible car accident.

The vehicle went off the road, with the driver’s side of the car slamming into a tree.

It has not been confirmed how many people were in the car, or if anyone has died as a result from the accident. But it was clear, from the people’s anguished reactions that residents fear the worst. Several people stood on the street sobbing, wiping away tears, and hugging each other close.

RCMP and members of the volunteer fire department worked swiftly to put a tarp around the vehicle, and cordoned off the accident site with police tape.

An RCMP officer who responded to the crash says the investigation into the accident will be ongoing. Police officers and several onlookers remain at the scene

Organizations: RCMP, Goose Bay RCMP and RCMP Traffic Services

Geographic location: Sheshatshiu

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  • BeckonsAttore
    September 04, 2013 - 10:50

    There are just too many people who don't pay attention on the roads and try to blame it on other conditions. This happens everywhere, even with a car accident in Newfoundland. People need to just realize that they need to pay attention and to be responsible and accountable for t heir actions. It's sad that we have to have personal injury lawyers and the like for some of these nutty people. URL: http://www.gittenslaw.com/personalinjury.html