Corvette overturned, passenger ejected in serious Shea Heights accident

A single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon has sent two men to hospital with serious injuries.

Two men taken to hospital after accident on Blackhead Road

Investigators examine the wreckage of a Corvette on Blackhead Road on Wednesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash. Two men were sent to hospital with serious injuries. (Ted Dillon/CBC)

Police closed a popular road near Cape Spear following a serious motor vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon involving a Corvette that ended up on its roof.

The 22-year-old male driver was taken to hospital in serious condition, as was the 27-year-old male passenger, who was ejected from the car. 

Blackhead Road in Shea Heights had been closed to all traffic travelling between there and Blackhead Crescent while investigators examined the scene, but police reopened the road around 4 p.m. 

Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries following a severe accident involving a Corvette near Shea Heights on Wednesday. 1:14

RNC Sgt. Paul Didham told CBC News the Corvette had been driving west along Blackhead Road, from Cape Spear towards Shea Heights.

Didham said the car was the only vehicle involved in the crash, which happened around noon, but it's too soon to know what caused the accident, and if speed was a factor.

"We're very early in the stages of this investigation, obviously, so that's one of the things we'll be looking at," he said.

"Really, it's too early to tell right now."

Didham said he didn't know the full extent of the men's injuries.