AMHERST – A motorist is dead in the wake of an accident on South Albion Street this morning at about 5:45 a.m.
A southbound vehicle driven by a 63-year old Amherst man left the road, snapped a power pole, then passed through the Irving gas station at the Robert Angus Drive intersection and dislodged a gas pump before coming to rest.
“The driver was pronounced dead at the scene,” said an Amherst police press release. “Police believe the driver may have been in some sort of medical distress just prior to the collision.”
A vehicle headed north on South Albion struck some of the debris. The driver, a 59-year old Parrsboro woman, was treated at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre and released.
The Irving gas station at the corner of South Albion and Anson Avenue was still shut as motorists headed to work. Beside the station, a small sport utility vehicle was being winched onto the flatbed of a tow truck. Police were on the scene and the entrance to the station was cordoned off. The missing pump was from the south end of the middle of three rows of pumps.
An employee at the station who witnessed the accident declined to comment. Irving corporate headquarters has not replied to a request for comment.