RCMP Consider Charges In Chain Reaction Accident In Yarmouth County

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:43 AM

A chain reaction accident on Highway 103 in Yarmouth County Thursday morning involved a group of deer, but at least one person may face charges.

Staff/Sgt. Ben Parry of the Rural RCMP says the accident happened just before 8am when a herd of deer ran across the highway just before the Greenville overpass.

"The first vehicle successfully stopped and avoided hitting the deer. The second vehicle swerved onto the shoulder to avoid the first vehicle. The third vehicle managed to brake successfully to avoid hitting the first vehicle and the fourth vehicle unfortunately was not able to stop in time and struck the third vehicle in the rear."

Sgt. Parry says the female driver of the fourth vehicle was transported by EHS to Yarmouth Hospital with minor injuries after the airbag in her car deployed.

He says there is the potential that a charge of 'following too closely' could be considered against at least one of the drivers.

Parry says the nature of the accident underscores the importance of motorists always being cognizant not only of their surroundings but of the distance between them and the vehicle in front of them.

"It is ultimately a driver's responsibility to make sure they have enough time to stop within the gap between their vehicle and the one in front of them."