Another crash on undivided highway in Pictou County

Published on July 23, 2014

A crash Tuesday at mile marker 187 in French River on the Trans Canada Highway is just another example of why the highway should be twinned says Barneys River Fire Department Chief Joe MacDonald.

An accident happened around 11:07 a.m. Tuesday

“A tandem wheel pulp truck lost control and crossed traffic and landed on it’s side in the opposite side ditch,” MacDonald said. “Thank goodness there was no oncoming traffic at this time. It would have been certainly a serious accident or even worse a fatality.

Since 2009, there have been 144 accidents and 13 fatalities over the 37 km between Sutherlands River and Antigonish.