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UPDATE: Motor-vehicle collision on Riverside Drive

February 28, 2019

Update: 

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, police responded to a multi-vehicle collision, in the 1100 block of Riverside Drive. One of the drivers, a 27-year old male, had to be extracted from his vehicle by the Fredericton Fire Department, and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Unfortunately, the victim passed away last evening, February 27, 2019, as a result of his injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.


Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, police responded to a two-vehicle collision, with no injuries, in the 1100 block of Riverside Drive.

While on the scene, another multi-vehicle collision took place along the same stretch of road, involving six additional vehicles - a garbage truck, and five passenger vehicles. Additional police responded, along with the Fredericton Fire Department and Ambulance New Brunswick.

One of the drivers, a 27-year old male, had to be extracted from his vehicle by the Fredericton Fire Department, and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in critical condition.

Two additional drivers, both adult females, were also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. There were no additional victims transported, as had been previously reported.

It is believed that whiteout conditions at the time of the incident did play a factor in the collision. The Accident Reconstruction Team and Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene, and their investigation remains ongoing. Police cleared the area around 1:00 a.m.

There were an additional twelve collisions reported yesterday, none with injuries. Weather around the city onTuesday saw significant wind and blowing snow, which impacted road conditions.

Police remind drivers to please slow down, and use additional caution when driving during winter months.