Three people were in hospital fighting for their lives after a multi-car accident in St. John's Wednesday morning.

The accident happened on Torbay Road near Highland Drive in St. John's.

A woman, 69, and a man, 70, from one of the cars were in hospital with life threatening injuries. 

A man from another vehicle was also in serious condition with life threatening injuries. 

The RNC were still investigating the cause of the accident.