Top News

P.E.I. driver on cellphone crashes car with passenger, infant inside

An RCMP cruiser goes down a P.E.I. road in this file photo.
An RCMP cruiser goes down a P.E.I. road in this file photo.

ST. CATHERINES, P.E.I. – A 19-year-old driver faces charges for using a cellphone and crashing her vehicle with a woman and an infant inside.

Police responded to a 911 call about the single-vehicle crash in St. Catherines on Thursday at 9:45 a.m.

The vehicle left the road, hit a mailbox and came to rest in a ditch.

Three occupants of the vehicle — two women aged 18 and 19, along with an infant — were checked by Island EMS on scene for minor injuries.

The 19-year-old driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act when the investigation revealed she was using a cellphone while operating the vehicle.

Speed and having a spare tire on the vehicle may have also been factors in the crash.

The RCMP are reminding drivers that using any hand-held device for any reason is a dangerous and illegal practice. Taking your eyes off the road for even a second can have disastrous results.

Recent Stories