Saturday, October 15th 2011 Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) N.S. …. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Halifax District, at Cole Harbour, responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Cumberland Drive and Cole Harbour Road, at 22:45 hours.
A 2010 black Infiniti G37 with one occupant, was traveling down Cole Harbour Road ( easterly towards Lawrencetown) when it struck the light standard at the corner of Cumberland Drive and Cole Harbour Road. The light standard was completely sheared off at its base and the impact caused it to land on the opposite side of the intersection at Cumberland and Cole Harbour Road. The Infiniti continued through the intersection and went off the road on the opposite side of the intersection, after veering slightly to its right, up over the sidewalk and struck the brick wall containing the Royal Bank RBC sign. The brick wall and sign suffered extensive damage. It appears that debris from the wall smashed out a side window of the Bank on the Cole Harbour Road side. The vehicle came to rest on the lawn of the Bank on the Cole Harbour Road side. It was severely damaged. The driver of the suspect Infiniti, a 23 year old male, was taken to hospital by EHS, with non life threatening injuries. A blood sample was obtained from him, which will be analyzed to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were a contributing factor to the accident. City Fields were on scene for approximately one hour clearing up debris at the scene. The approach to the intersection from Cumberland Drive had to be shut down while this was done. Motorists are reminded to approach this intersection ( Cole Harbour Road at Forest Hills Parkway and Cumberland Drive ) with caution over the next several days until the damaged light standard is replaced at the corner of Cumberland and Cole Harbour Road. No charges have been laid yet. The investigation is continuing.