Construction materials hit vehicle on Prince Philip Drive, driver not injured
Materials were from a building under construction on the MUN campus in St. John's
Debris from a building under construction on Memorial University's St. John's campus blew into an oncoming vehicle on Prince Philip Drive during Saturday's blizzard and high winds.
A 36-year-old man driving on the parkway came to an abrupt stop when materials from the Core Science Building flew into his SUV.
He had just finished a shift at work, and was alone in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were called to the scene at 6:55 p.m., and said the man was not injured, however there was some minor damage to the vehicle.
Police closed a section of Prince Philip Drive eastbound and westbound from the intersection of Westerland Road to Morrissey Drive for a period of time Saturday night so cleanup could take place.
The construction company was contacted through Memorial University to secure the materials on its site.