Hit-and-run Collisions, Accidents in Corner Brook Prompt Police to Issue Advisory


The RNC said one driver fled on foot prior to police arrival.
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) cruiser. The RNC said one driver fled on foot prior to police arrival.

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in Corner Brook is investigating six collisions that occurred in the city on Friday, including two hit-and-run accidents.

At 11:35 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of West Street and Main Street, on a report of a two-vehicle collision.

The RNC said the driver of one of the vehicles had fled on foot prior to police arrival.

Police scoped out the immediate area, but were unable to locate the driver.

Two occupants of the hit vehicle were taken to Western Memorial Regional Hospital where they were seen and treated for minor injuries.

Around midnight, another hit-and-run collision was reported, this time in the area of Regent Square.

Police said one of the drivers had fled the area, but was located and subsequently charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver was charged with failing to notify the owner of a parked vehicle that a collision had taken place.

Police said both vehicles sustained minor damage and there were no injuries.

Witnesses to Lewin Parkway collision wanted

Meanwhile, the RNC is looking for witnesses to a three-vehicle collision that occurred on the Lewin Parkway around 11 a.m. Friday.

The accident took place near the intersection of Prince George Avenue.

Police said one of the drivers was taken to Western Memorial by ambulance. While the extent of their injuries is not known, RNC said they are not life-threatening.

Police are asking witnesses to contact them directly. People can also call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The RNC is reminding drivers to change their habits along with the seasons. Police said drivers should allow themselves more time to reach their destinations.

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