Current Conditions
-0.4 C
Today's Forecast
-5 C
Chance of flurries
Sponsored by Highland Ford

News And Views




Shop Local

More Local

Search The Web

Google Search

Local News

Four vehicle collision at busy intersection (photo)

Saturday, February 22, 2014   by: Staff

At approximately 6:30 p.m. today, snapped this photo while heading northbound on Great Northern Road. 

Emergency services attented to the four-vehicle collision at the intersection of McNabb Street and Great Northern Road. will update if any information becomes available.







Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
Beej 2/22/2014 10:34:46 PM Report

More idiots making my insurance go up.
You'd swear half the people around here got their DL from a Cracker Jack box.
lizzardskills 2/22/2014 11:21:36 PM Report

Roads are very icy in some spots. We slid threw a red light at part of an intersection doing 10 km/h
shju 2/22/2014 11:28:03 PM Report

If you're driving through a red light at an intersection at 10km, then 10km is still too fast obviously. Just because the speed limit is 50km, doesn't mean you have to do 50km.
pepsi_lover 2/23/2014 12:02:42 AM Report

I saw that accident from work, looked like there was also a 2 veh accident shortly after at the next intersection with Bruce and Great Northern
Powerwise 2/23/2014 12:05:24 AM Report

Excuse me?!?!?!

I happen to drive a pickup truck; I've earned my right to ignore posted speed limits and stop signs.

I am superior to you. You cannot touch me. My oversized vehicle insures this. Our supposed police force is also entirely indifferent to my behaviour.

My insecurities are irrelevant on the roadways of Sault Ste. Marie. Welcome to my equalizer, b*tches!!!
Right of Centre 2/23/2014 12:24:57 AM Report

shju, you are full of it. If one slides into an intersection, unable to stop at 10km/hr, City Board of Works has failed to do it's job.

There has been a severe shortage of salt and sand on the city streets this year. Why?

Once again, like last year, side streets are being left a mess when soft, only to become hell on earth with a hard freeze. It is about to drop in the -20s again. Where is the planning?

I will be raising this with my city councillors.
habber 2/23/2014 12:42:03 AM Report

if you slide through an intersection at 10kh you have failed to yield to road conditions slow down sooner duh!
shju 2/23/2014 1:17:57 AM Report

@Rightofcentre- If you can't stop your vehicle driving through an intersection, it's not the cities fault, it would be your own, not slowing down earlier and adjusting your driving. People like you are the reason why people drive like idiots and think it's ok. You blame everyone else for your bad driving. You have no concern for anyone else on the road but yourself.
friendlyone24 2/23/2014 4:53:48 AM Report

Wow.....some people.
If you are going 10km...through the intersection, you HAVE slowed down.
Although some accidents may be prevented, not all can. People run across that street everywhere...not just at the lights. An icy road can be hard to stop on no matter what your speed, should someone/something cause you to brake. Even if you leave an extra few feet between you and the vehicle ahead...someone will dart in front, squeeze in....and most of our roads have very high snow banks.
Quite a lot of factors.....
The weather is harsh enough....people.
spence_21 2/23/2014 6:37:30 AM Report

sounds like some one needs the waaaaaaabulance haha get better tires and slow down or get a pick up truck ;)
dadal 2/23/2014 6:41:41 AM Report

LOL People. You guys crack me up. You're suppose to drive according to the conditions of the road. Obviously if you see ICE on the road then you slow down to a reasonable speed. I've seen cars slide into intersections doing only 5 km. All depends on the conditions when driving. Having said that, most here either think they are a NASCAR driver or are sightseeing. Now I WILL jump on the comment about our city maintenance. Not only are they slacking on putting sand/ salt on the roads but notice how in many places the banks were cut back on only ONE side? Look at McDonald Ave. They did the North side which is the side the sun hits and was already melting. The South side hasn't been done, including in front of the Nursing Home at the top of the hill. And yet I've seen the sidewalk plow EVERY MORNING along Pim street even when there was NO snowfall. City is as usual wasting money and not doing the job WE pay for.
jessiecat 2/23/2014 9:03:32 AM Report

hi everyone just gonna say everyone should be searching around for better prices on insurance, i was with a costly company , who when i went in weren nt pleasant at all to deal with all they did was snatch a good monthly net for them selves , no honor with thieves,
Dead End Kid 2/23/2014 9:04:49 AM Report

I went through that intersection at roughly the same time of the accident and it wasn't that slippery.

I'm tired of people who blame road conditions every time there is an accident. Obviously someone wasn't paying attention.
Sam C 2/23/2014 9:06:01 AM Report

I have slowed to around 10 km/h and still slid on the ice. That's the thing about ice... it's slippery.

It's easy to blame the BoW, but conditions change, and people's driving habits affect road conditions at intersections. Stomping on the gas and spinning your wheels starting off will create icy conditions.

That being said, judging by the photo there were drivers going much more than 10 km/h.

Sam C 2/23/2014 9:06:01 AM Report

I have slowed to around 10 km/h and still slid on the ice. That's the thing about ice... it's slippery.

It's easy to blame the BoW, but conditions change, and people's driving habits affect road conditions at intersections. Stomping on the gas and spinning your wheels starting off will create icy conditions.

That being said, judging by the photo there were drivers going much more than 10 km/h.

Dead End Kid 2/23/2014 9:24:42 AM Report

The four by four half ton trucks are usually the ones that like to speed. Just saying.
macgyvr 2/23/2014 10:29:24 AM Report

Give somebody a 4 wheel drive anything and they think they own the road. Zero to sixty in 2.5 and expect to stop on a dime. F---ing IDIOTS can't DRIVE WORTH S--T and they blame road conditions.THERE IS ICE ON THE ROAD STUPID!!!!!!!!! THE ABOVE PERTAINS TO PEOPLE THAT DRIVE CARS TOO.
Gumby54 2/23/2014 10:43:30 AM Report

Sad part of all of this, is that at 9am this morning, this intersection is still GLARE ice. The city could at least sand/Salt the damn street. The turning lane going south on GN Road is pure ice. The rest of the road north of the intersection is bare pavement, so it is hard for anyone to suddenly come up on this bad intersection and need to stop. Poor city maintenance once again!!!
Rockin 2/23/2014 10:44:01 AM Report

Who experienced that wild ice patch when entering Walmart from the Second Line entrance yesterday. It was at the Stop just after Michaels store. I crept up to it and my trucks anti lock system went into it's convulsions trying every trick in it's arsenal to get me stopped but I managed to pull off a quad axle and 3 loops right through the intersection.
That was one of those moments after that I said, sure wish I could of had a video link to post here to show just how honest some drivers are to stop but fail miserably then get flogged in defending their honesty!

I'm SURE there had to have been a fender bender at that one yesterday!
steve53000 2/23/2014 10:47:25 AM Report

I love this every one PASSING the buck the City DOES NOT do the job we are entitled to or there would be no slipping through the intersections at 10 kph or mph and anyone who disagrees is probably on the Cities payroll either sanding or a cop investigating sure sounds like a reason to me.
Guarantees your job
Dead End Kid 2/23/2014 2:00:28 PM Report

Rockin your words, you were creeping up to the intersection and all of a sudden your truck went into panic mode and you tried every trick in the book to stop.

The definition of the word creep: to move along with the body close to the ground as on hands and knees,to move slowly and gradually.

Sounds to me that you were doing more rockin than creeping if all of a sudden your vehicle went into spastic mode.
Stugatzu 2/23/2014 2:16:35 PM Report

Yes.... get a pickup truck... because adding an extra 1000+ pounds to your vehicle's weight and inertia when sliding through an intersection makes EVERYTHING safer. *rolls eyes*

If you're sliding at 10 km/h, then the roads are really bad... and if this is happening at an intersection.. the intersection itself has been neglected by PWT.

Its a 70/30 responsibility issue.. with the 70 being in the laps of the PWT. I haven't seen a sander or plow on the roads in two weeks... they're too busy cutting back snowbanks and neglecting the travelled roadway.

Gotta love how they'll send a team of graders/blowers down a street... leaving a 3-5" drop between the road and driveways... and ruts that even a lifted 4x4 truck has trouble steering straight in.... and they call that "clean"
nanci 2/23/2014 3:21:41 PM Report

People should be gearing down smoothly with a light tap of the gas before they get near a stop. Never be in over drive the engine is still pushing you. When you hit the brakes they can lock abruptly. Gearing down provides smooth engine braking, which is the key to winter driving and being in the right gear at all times will give you controlled smoothness and the power to go into a controlled slide to avoid and go around these people who are purposely causing accidents.
Rockin 2/23/2014 5:29:56 PM Report

No Dead End... flogged in defending their honesty!
I get that you know I was rolling to the stop slow with the brakes applied .. I get that. Thanks for poking fun like I was as if driving with studded tires Heh.

Test drive a Toyota Pick Up you'll see spastic brakes in action, unlike Dodge which I've just had the Toyota A/L system tries numerous times to successfully stop a tire that IMHO somewhat fails mostly.
bbcat 2/23/2014 5:37:25 PM Report

you have to slow down,I slid into an intersection,luck was on my side no other cars were coming,any ways, where are you going anywhere fast in the Soo. there,s a traffic light every 100 yards.The asshole who can,t get around me fast enough I meet at the next light anyway
Working Man 2/23/2014 5:50:29 PM Report

The funny thing about all this is that THE ROADS AREN'T EVEN SLIPPERY!!!!!!

Right of centre,
We don't need as much salt on the roads this year. Last winter was 10times more icy than this year, so of course they're going to put less salt and sand down. It is not needed as much.
Lleoy 2/23/2014 6:52:37 PM Report

Stugatzu, is once again the moron, loaders follow the blower and clean all the ends of driveways, if there is a drop, its because your driveway is full from not shoveling it. The PWT only goes out when the management sends them out. As for the salt and sand, its all regulated by the MOE because most of it goes back into the river.
Stugatzu 2/24/2014 5:10:47 PM Report

Lleoy -- give it a rest, you just have sour grapes because I've called you out as what you are.. a two bit thief.

You have nothing valid to say, so you make it a point to attack everything I say.

As for my driveway... you don't know what the hell you're talking about chum -- my entire street is like that. Every driveway has a drop to the road after snow removal.

Don't you have someone's property to go steal?
Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
Advertising | Membership | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About | Contact Us | Feedback

Copyright ©2014 - All rights reserved