5 dead in Lunenburg County crash

A collision involving a car and two motorcycles in Lunenburg County, N.S., killed five people on Sunday.

A collision involving a car and two motorcycles in Lunenburg County, N.S., killed five people on Sunday.

Police on Monday were still investigating the crash on Highway 103 near Blockhouse, which a paramedic said was one of the worst he's seen in 18 years on the job.

AFord Taurus collided with two motorcycles at a highway exit at about 1:20 p.m. Two men driving the motorcycles werekilled as were their two female passengers and a woman who was a passenger in the car.

The woman who was driving the car remains in an induced coma in hospital in Halifax.Her injuries are described aslife-threatening.

Theinfant boy of the woman who was drivingwas also in the car and suffered minor injuries. He was treated in hospital and later released to his father.

Const. Grant Webber of the RCMP said it may be some time before they discover what caused the accident.

"The cause of the accident — unless we speak to the driver, that's going to be a hard one," Webber said.

George Hubley, a motorcyclist himself, arrived at the scene of the crash shortly after it happened Sunday. He told CBC News that it looked as though one of the motorcycles had driven into the car. He described the bike as being wedged into the side of the car.

Police say road conditions at the time oftheaccident were good, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

All those involved in the accident were from the Bridgewater area. They range in age from 23 to 58 years old.

Police have not released the names of the victims, as all next of kin have not yet been notified.