Halifax District RCMP is investigating a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred in Ship Harbour.
Yesterday, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire and EHS, responded to a report of a three vehicle collision on Hwy. 7 in Ship Harbour. RCMP officers learned that a white Dodge Ram and a grey Dodge Ram were travelling in opposite directions when they collided. Then, a Ford F-150, that was travelling behind the grey Dodge Ram, collided with both of the pickup trucks.
When RCMP officers arrived at the scene, the five occupants of the white Dodge Ram had already exited the vehicle as it was now engulfed in flames.
The driver of the white Dodge Ram, a 61-year-old Dartmouth man, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital by LifeFlight. A youth passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by EHS. The remainder of the occupants, two youths and a 61-year-old Dartmouth woman, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by EHS.
The passenger of the Ford F-150, a 66-year-old Sober Island woman was transported by EHS to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 64-year-old Sober Island man, was treated by EHS at the scene.
The driver and lone occupant of the grey Dodge Ram, a 41-year-old Bedford man, was treated by EHS at the scene.
A collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Hwy. 7 was closed for several hours but has since reopened.
The RCMP would like to thank the 64-year-old Sober Island man and a 48-year-old Popes Harbour man for their courage in rescuing the white Dodge Ram driver moments before it became engulfed in flames.
File # 23-25164