Police investigate 2 head-on collisions

The RCMP are investigating separate head-on collisions that happened near Southern Harbour and the St. Jude's turnoff Wednesday evening.

Police are investigating two separate head-on collisions that happened on the Trans-Canada Highway in Newfoundland Wednesday evening.

Around 6 p.m., Clarenville RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision east of Southern Harbour on Newfoundland's east coast.

Police said that at the time of the crash, roads were wet.  

Fire departments from Sunnyside, Arnold's Cove and Southern Harbour assisted police at the scene. The Jaws of Life had to be used to remove the driver of one of the vehicles. 

All three males involved in the collision received non-life threatening injuries, however there was considerable front-end damage to both vehicles.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation. 

Raining during second accident on west coast

Meanwhile, the investigation continues into a head-on collision near the St. Jude's turnoff. 

Shortly before 7 p.m., RCMP in Deer Lake responded to the two-vehicle crash that involved a transport truck and a minivan.

Police said light rain was falling at the time of the collision in a posted 50 km/h speed zone. 

The driver of the minivan was ejected from the vehicle and taken to Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook by ambulance. It's believed he suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Police said the driver of the transport truck suffered internal injuries and was transported to Western Memorial by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. 

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the eastbound minivan crossed the centre line and struck the westbound transport truck. 

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.