Highway 101 Crash in Nova Scotia Hospitalizes 3 Women

An accident on Highway 101 sent three women to hospital on March 29. The car accident occurred on an untwinned section of the highway near Hantsport at about 3:30 p.m., causing the highway to close for more than 3 hours while investigators gathered evidence and crews cleared away debris at the scene.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says that a Mazda travelling east on Highway 101 appears to have lost control and crossed into the westbound lane when it collided head-on with another Mazda. The eastbound Mazda driver suffered serious injuries and was flown to QEII Hospital in Halifax where she was listed in critical condition as of March 31. The driver and passenger of the westbound Mazda were also transported to hospital with possibly non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not released the identities of the women involved in the car accident.

This latest car accident is one of several serious crashes that have occurred on the 9-kilometre section of untwinned highway close to Windsor. There were six collisions on the highway in 2013, and three of those involved fatalities. The most recent deadly accident occurred in December and resulted in the death of a 56-year-old man.

If the RCMP finds that the driver of the eastbound Mazda lost control of her vehicle due to negligent actions, the victims in the other vehicle may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the severity of their injuries and the impact that those injuries may have on the women’s lives in the future, the compensation could pay for pain and suffering, loss of future income and medical expenses incurred during the treatment of their injuries.

Source: Kings County News, “Driver airlifted to Halifax after Highway 101 car crash near Falmouth“, Carole Morris, March 29, 2014

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