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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Two current multi-vehicle collisions on the Hillsborough Bridge have prompted P.E.I. RCMP to warning drivers crossing over the river.
The collisions, which every concerned 4 automobiles, occurred on Friday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Police consider each collisions had widespread elements, together with pace, lack of consideration and automobiles travelling too shut collectively.
RCMP mentioned Hillsborough Bridge site visitors was excessive on each days, particularly throughout the morning and night commute instances.
As soon as throughout the bridge, there are a number of lanes that require additional consideration, police mentioned. With the realm’s rising inhabitants and the uptick in summer season site visitors, the bridge has change into a central route for drivers.
“Summer season all the time means extra automobiles on Island roads and Hillsborough Bridge is one in every of our busiest routes,” mentioned P.E.I. RCMP media relations officer Const. Gavin Moore.
“Site visitors typically involves a crawl throughout commutes throughout the bridge, and drivers really want to concentrate, particularly to how shut they’re to different automobiles in entrance of them. Fortunately neither of those current collisions resulted in any accidents, however the inconvenience to these concerned within the collision, and the opposite motorists attempting to cross the bridge, may be important.”