One of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision Sunday night on the Trans-Canada Highway near Leigh Road was travelling up to 200 kilometres per hour in a 90 km/h zone.
West Shore RCMP said the 31-year-old driver was in a BMW when it lost control about 7:40 p.m. and hit a Hyundai Elantra, before sliding approximately 450 metres and crashing into a concrete median.
Both vehicles were badly damaged and the Elantra’s passengers were taken to hospital by ambulance to be assessed, police said.
The highway’s northbound lanes were shut down for about an hour as a result of the crash.
“Remarkably there were no life-threatening injuries reported by either party,” said Cpl. Nancy Saggar.
The BMW driver was charged with excessive speeding — going more than 40 km/h over the speed limit — which meant a $368 fine and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.