Snow-covered roads result in several crashes in Colchester County

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

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Published on April 3, 2013

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.