Drunk driver causes head-on crash on Thickwood
Jul 18, 2012 at 8:00 am in News by tyler.king
UPDATE – 9AM: RCMP have confirmed that a 29-year old man was driving the truck the wrong way on Thickwood, and hit the other pickup head-on, driven by a 39-year old man.
Both drivers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police haven’t laid charges yet, but they say alcohol is believed to be a factor.
They’ll be shutting down the Thickwood/Real Martin intersection from approximately 10:45 to noon today for the investigation.
A drunk driver going up the wrong side of Thickwood Boulevard caused a head on crash this morning just before 5:30.
Thickwood was closed just past Dickinsfield going east for several hours during the morning rush while the accident was cleared.
Witnesses say they saw the driver in a pickup truck on the wrong side of the road but he didn’t respond to other drivers honking their horns to warn him.
Sources say he then hit another pickup head-on at the intersection of Real Martin Drive.
The man in the other truck had to be cut out of the vehicle.
Published July 18, 2012