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Saturday, July 13, 2013

No Charges In East Side Crash That Snapped Pole

No criminal charges are being laid in the case of a truck crashing into a utility pole on Loch Lomond Road, snapping it in two.

That's according to City Police, who say the driver, who was brought to hospital after the vehicle went into a ditch, is suffering from non-life threatening injuries. 

Traffic was blocked, and police were on scene for close to an hour. It was dark in the homes of 1800 NB Power customers, as power outages swept through Saint John and Willow Grove. It's since been restored.

Mounties Investigating Fatal ATV Rollover

Police in the northern part of the province investigating a fatal ATV crash on a beach east of Miramichi. 

A 36 year-old man died on the scene from his injuries after the vehicle flipped over as he was driving on L'abbature Beach. RCMP did not release his name, however they're confirming he is from Pointe-Sapin.

Uptown Home Invasion Causing Injuries

A man sustaining minor injuries after a home invasion in the uptown area.

Sergeant Magee of the Saint John Police Force says the 43 year old man in the house was hurt in the incident, which happened in the early morning hours.

No arrests have been made, and it's currently being investigated by the city police's Major Crime Unit.

Driver of Overturned Dump Truck Hospitalized

Photo courtesy of Musquash Fire Dept.
After being treated at the scene by firefighters, the driver of an overturned dump truck was taken by ambulance to the Saint John Regional Hospital with injuries.

The vehicle veered off the road, and was empty when it rolled over, landing on the driver's side along the shoulder of Highway 1, westbound near kilometre 76. 

Both the Musquash Fire Department and Blacks Harbour Fire Department responding to the rollover and working to contain and diesel fuel leak from the truck. Firefighters spent several hours on the scene, as the dump truck was taken away by a wrecker.

It's the second rollover the Musquash Fire Department has responded to in as many days.