Alcohol a factor in Grand Lake crash, police say

GRAND LAKE: Halifax District RCMP say they believe  alcohol played a role in a two vehicle collision late on July 21 that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries.

Cpl. Jadie Spence said shortly after 10:30 p.m., RCMP received a 911 call of a two-vehicle collision in the Tingley Point Lane/5300 block of Hwy 2 in Grand Lake area.

The 911 call also sent firefighters from Station 43 Grand Lake; Station 42 Wellington; and Enfield Fire to the scene, with report that extrication was required. EHS also responded with several units.

Crews extricated the man with serious injuries and transported him to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Cpl. Spence said a GMC pickup and a Kia Forte were travelling in opposite directions on Hwy 2 when they collided.

There was a report one vehicle went over the double yellow line.

“There was one occupant in the Forte, a male in his mid 30’s, who was transported to the QEII hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” said Cpl. Spence. “The GMC pickup had two male occupants. Both were transported to the QEII hospital, one with serious injuries, the other with minor injuries.

“Preliminary investigation indicates alcohol was a factor in the collision.”

He said at this time no charges have been laid.

“The investigation is continuing with an RCMP accident re-constructionist currently examining the scene in order to determine the cause and circumstances of the collision,” said Cpl. Spence.

The highway was shutdown for several hours while police and other first responders worked the scene.