Snow-covered roads result in several crashes in Colchester County

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Collision on Truro Heights Road involves school bus; no students injured

BROOKFIELD – A late taste of winter resulted in several motor vehicle crashes on Wednesday morning.

With roads throughout Colchester County covered with snow and ice, at least five vehicles travelling northbound slid off Highway 102 just past the Brookfield exit after 6 a.m.  

Colchester RCMP, Brookfield fire officials and Emergency Health Services responded to the scene.

Fort Ellis resident Brad Rushton, 49, said the chaos involved black ice.

“The mayhem started from there,” said Rushton. “I tried to hold on and (my truck) just went down and in. Then the car behind me started.”

Two motorists, including Rushton, were unharmed while one was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Rushton said there were vehicles further ahead of him on the highway that also slid off the road, and another one behind him.

“It was quite a ride,” he said. “Now we know how NASCAR (drivers) feel.”

Further north, two vehicles lost control and skidded into a ditch. Neither motorist was harmed.

MacElmon Road in Debert was the scene of another incident just after 7:30 a.m. The driver of a pick-up truck rolled his vehicle into the ditch but was not injured.

Another crash involved occurred on Truro Heights Road at about 8 a.m. when a Saturn travelling south was unable to stop when approaching a vehicle that had pulled over on the side of the road. The driver pulled around the stationary car and collided head-on with a school bus carrying 35 children.

Colchester RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck said neither the students, nor was the bus driver were hurt. The driver of the Saturn was treated on scene for non-life-threatening injuries.


Organizations: RCMP, Brookfield Fire Department, Emergency Health Services

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Recent comments

    April 10, 2013 - 23:37

    Hey everyone, STEVE is an expert at snow and ice removal!

  • Charles
    April 07, 2013 - 07:06

    Folks,I think a lot of these road accidents could be avoided if drivers simply drove to the road conditions and obeyed the rules of the road. Quite simply slow down.

  • Dillon
    April 04, 2013 - 06:37

    I find that the school boards should have canceled schools in the Colchester County yesterday. There was no one hurt which was very good news but there could of been many serious injuries. I think that the school board always ends up canceling school on good days and on bad days they try to wait it out and keep them open. They should learn from yesterdays moment of the bus accident and smarten up a little before some thing really bad happens to the kids or drivers of there buss's in bad conditioned weather. I am really glad that everyone on board was safe and sound but it could of been worse. They got luck and now its time for the school board to smarten up for once.

  • chief wiggam
    April 03, 2013 - 08:45

    school should have been cancelled. they lucked out with nobody getting hurt or killed.

  • Steve
    April 03, 2013 - 08:29

    I drove by this headed to Halifax this morning, the roads were incredibly icy. All I have to say is GREAT JOB DOT!!! Nice to see that budgets could have cost several people their lives. Their was a salt truck in the long line of traffic waiting to pass the accident scenes. where were they during the night when salt should have been down?