Sunday, January 16, 2011

Arthur Street pile up

There was a jumble of an accident early Saturday morning that involved a car, a pick up truck, a grader owned by the city and an ambulance.

The pile up at the intersection of Arthur Street and Selkirk Street was actually the result of two separate collisions that happened minutes apart.

It all began with an initial collision between a car and the grader. The noise from the crash happened to be overheard by paramedics at a nearby EMS station who then responded to the scene. A few minutes later, a pick up truck collided with the wrecked car and an ambulance.

Three people were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Two paramedics and a paramedic student were also examined and released.

The drivers of both the car and pick up truck are facing impaired driving charges.