Driver who fled accident scene facing charges

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NEW GLASGOW – The driver who fled the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Monday is facing charges.

On Monday, Jan. 21 at approximately 7:05 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a two motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Park Street and East River Road.

The collision involved a lone 18- year old male driving a 2006 Saturn. His vehicle was travelling southbound on East River Road making a left turn onto Park Street. The second vehicle, a 2008 Mazda driven by a 26-year-old female with two children and another passenger, was travelling northbound on East River Road. The accident took place at the intersection of Park Street and East River Road when both vehicles collided.

The driver of the 2008 Mazda vehicle was taken to Aberdeen Hospital by Emergency Health Services for non life threatening injuries. The three other passengers in the Mazda were not injured.

The 18- year old male driver of the 2006 Saturn vehicle fled the scene and was immediately located and arrested by New Glasgow Regional Police on Stewart Street. He was arrested on scene and charged with:

  • Failing to Remain under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 252
  • No Insurance under the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • No Registration under the Motor Vehicle Act.
  • Failing to Yield to the Right of Way under the Motor Vehicle Act.

He was later released under conditions and will appear in Provincial Court in Pictou at a later date.

The driver of the 2006 Saturn vehicle was not injured.

The Mazda vehicle has substantial damage and had to be towed from the scene. The Saturn  sustained minor damage.

New Glasgow Regional Police continue to investigate.



Photo of vehicle: 2008 Mazda that was involved in collision on East River Road and Park Street intersection.