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Serious collision closes Queen Street (update)

Monday, December 10, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff
Monday morning update:
 
The public is advised that Queen Street East between Simpson Street and Leo Avenue is now opened.
 
Officers from Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into this collision.

Road closed - Serious collison investigation

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service currently investigating another serious motor vehicle collision and would like to advise the public that Queen Street East is closed from Simpson Street to Leo Avenue. 

At approximately 14:04 hours, officers responded to a vehicle that accelerated and struck a hydro pole at Leo Ave. and Queen Street East. 

The vehicle snapped the pole in two, hydro wires were down and live. 

A male driver was located unconscious in the vehicle. 

At this time a medical cause for the accident is being investigated. 

The driver has been identified as a 60-year-old resident of Sault Ste. Marie and is currently in critical condition. 

Traffic Services is continuing the investigation. 

PUC and City Board of Works have been called out and are assisting. 

The public is advised to avoid the area.

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houston 12/9/2012 5:07:14 PM Report

He either suffered a heart attack or a seizure. Most likely a seizure.
Dead End Kid 12/9/2012 5:14:58 PM Report

Houston with all do respect to you, is you're summation based on facts that you were privy to or are you speculating as to what had happened regarding this incident?
Working Man 12/9/2012 7:47:28 PM Report

Or he was drunk. He should never drive again.. Blah, blah, blah....
Alona B 12/9/2012 8:34:43 PM Report

I was out for a walk and was at the scene about a minute after it happened, it was indeed a very serious accident. No brake marks at all, just straight into (and through) the pole. I hope the best for the individual.
celest5 12/10/2012 7:54:45 AM Report

In my view, it might of been a Seizure, when having one your body stiffens and strethches right out.
crashed13 12/10/2012 8:27:27 AM Report

14:04? We are in the army now? Can,t you just say 2:04 pm.LOL
Lynx 12/10/2012 8:30:19 AM Report

Until you hear the facts on this incident.... Why does everyone seem to jump to conclusions? Unless you are all 'doctors'..or know the individual personally! just chill!
celest5 12/10/2012 8:51:39 AM Report

Lynx
I live with an Epileptic and every time he had a Seizure that,s what happened to him, But you are right we all assume too much and everyone is different.
celest5 12/10/2012 10:31:56 AM Report

I meant to say, when having a siezure your body stretches right out then stiffens.
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