Accident on TLH under investigation
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) and Occupational Health and Safety continue to investigate the cause of a two-vehicle collision that occurred on July 30.
A tractor-trailer and a grader collided approximately 50 kilometres outside of Churchill Falls on the Trans Labrador Highway (kilometre 310) on July 29.
The accident happened at around 2: 35 p. m., with the tractor- trailer bursting into flames at the scene.
“The operator of the grader aided in removing the tractor-trailer operator safely from the burning vehicle and paramedics in a Nalcor helicopter transported the 25-year-old male of the Goulds to the Labrador Health Center in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for treatment,” said RNC Insp. Paula Walsh.
As o f p ress- tim e , t he man remained in hospital in stable condition with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
RNC Labrador West Patrol Services had closed the highway for several hours after the crash, while Nalcor Fire & Security personnel, along with the Dept. of Natural Resources water bomber and ground crew protected the nearby wooded area and contained the fire that resulted on the tractor trailer A front-end loader provided by Humber Valley Paving at the scene also assisted police in rendering the area safe.
The RNC are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have been in the immediate area to contact the RNC at 9447602. Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com
Happy Valley-Goose Bay will be showing its ‘pride’ on Aug. 10, as plans for ‘PRIDE in the Park’ are well underway. The Labrador Safe Alliance will be hosting the event. The Labrador Safe Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the interests and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons by fostering positive attitudes both within and outside the LBGT community. PRIDE (Promoting Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) celebrations are commonplace throughout North America.Mayor Leo Abbass signed the proclamation for PRIDE Day on July 29 at Council chambers. Taking part in the signing with Mayor Abbass were (back, from left) Vickie Musseau, Safe Alliance committee member; Alison Keats, College of the North Atlantic; Karla Shaffer, Safe Alliance committee member; Nakita Mesher, Safe Alliance committee member; Shandi Davis, Safe Alliance committee member; Heidi Applin, Safe Alliance committee member; and Heather Jennings-Brown, Safe Alliance committee member.
Smoke and flames erupted at the scene of a tractor trailer-grader collision on the Trans Labrador Highway on July 30.
A water bomber was on scene of a fiery crash on the Trans Labrador Highway on the morning of July 30.