At approximately 5:55 pm Halifax Regional Police attended Hwy 118 at Exit 12 which is the off ramp from Akerley Blvd, in relation to a motor vehicle collision. A dark colored car, driven by a 38 year old woman along with two passengers; a 66 year old woman and a 8 month old child, was travelling inbound on Hwy 118 passing exit 12. Witnesses provided information about a red SUV with a 23 year old man and a 25 year old man, that had been travelling at a high rate of speed, inbound on HWY 118 and swerving across both lanes. The SUV struck the car, sending the car into the ditch on the side of the road. The driver of the SUV stopped at the scene, the occupants switched spots in the vehicle before driving off again inbound. An HRP member was travelling inbound near Dartmouth Crossing when he noticed the SUV leaving from a stop on the side of the road, the SUV was subsequently stopped a short distance further inbound on Hwy 118. As information was received from witnesses that both men had been driving and observations of the HRP members, both men from the SUV were arrested for impaired driving. The three passengers from the dark colored car were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The child has since been assessed and released from the IWK Hospital and both women are still receiving treatment at hospital. Highway 118 was reduced to one lane as members of HRP patrol, Accident Investigation and Forensic Identification Section conducted the investigation for several hours, however, we anticipate the Hwy to be fully reopened shortly after midnight.
A 23 year old man from Truro will appear in Dartmouth Provincial court on Tuesday August 30th to face charges of Criminal negligencecausing Bodily Harm, Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, fail to remain at the scene of an accident, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm
Also, a 25 year old man from Millbrook will appear in Dartmouth Provincial court on Tuesday August 30thto face criminal code charges of Impaired operation of motor vehicle, Refusing the Breathalyzer, Failing to remain at the scene of an accident, Criminal negligence causing Bodily Harm, Breach of a court ordered recognizance, Breach of Probation and Driving while disqualified
Halifax Regional Police are currently onscene inbound (toward Dartmouth) on Hwy 118 at Exit 12 which is the off ramp from Akerley Dr, in relation to a motor vehicle collision. At this time, Hwy 118 is reduced to one lane inbound in this area as HRP conduct the investigation. This collision involved the roll-over of a vehicle that has sent two women to hospital with undetermined injures. Members of the HRP Accident Investigation unit and Forensic Identification Unit are onscene assisting patrol members with the investigation. An update will be provided when more information is available
Source: Media Release