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RCMP officers in motor vehicle accident on P.E.I. early today

The RCMP on P.E.I. issued this photo of a crash scene between a patrol car and a pick-up truck on Route 2 near Carleton. It happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 on what were described as slippery roads.
The RCMP on P.E.I. issued this photo of a crash scene between a patrol car and a pick-up truck on Route 2 near Carleton. It happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 on what were described as slippery roads.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Two RCMP officers in a marked cruiser where hit by a pickup truck as they both were travelling on slippery roads early this morning near the community of Carleton.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. in what the RCMP say was a routine patrol on snow-covered Highway 2, the Veterans Memorial highway.

The marked cruiser, a Ford Interceptor, was travelling east, the pickup truck was coming in the opposite direction when the driver lost control and hit the cruiser head on.

The RCMP on P.E.I. issued this photo of a smashed RCMP patrol car following a head-on collision with a pick-up truck on Route 2 near Carleton. It happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 on what were described as slippery roads. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident.

“Both RCMP officers, and the three occupants of the pickup, were taken to Prince County Hospital,” said a statement issued by the RCMP.
“All sustained minor injuries. It is anticipated that all persons involved will be released from hospital today, ” said the statement.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage in the collision.
An RCMP collision expert went to the scene and the investigation continues.
Impairment by alcohol or other substances is not believed to be a factor, said the RCMP.

 

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