Northeast RCMP Traffic Services is investigating a three-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Coxheath.
On January 14, at approximately 9 a.m., Northeast RCMP Traffic Services, Cape Breton Regional Police Service, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 125.
An RCMP officer with Northeast RCMP Traffic Services had stopped a blue 2023 Dodge RAM when their police SUV was rear-ended by a white 2009 Toyota Corolla travelling eastbound. Upon impact, the police vehicle was pushed forward, colliding with the Dodge RAM. The Corolla spun around and came to rest in the median of the highway. Both the RCMP vehicle and the Corolla sustained extensive damage.
The driver of the Corolla, a North Sydney man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The RCMP officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.
The driver of the Dodge RAM, a man from Sydney Mines, was uninjured.
An RCMP collision reconstructionist attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists that if an emergency vehicle is pulled over with its emergency lights flashing, it’s the law to slow down to 60 km/h or obey the speed limit if it’s lower than 60 km/h. If drivers are on a road with two or more lanes going in their direction, they must also move into another lane, farther away from the stopped vehicle, if it’s safe to do so.