Construction materials hit vehicle on Prince Philip Drive, driver not injured

A driver was not injured when debris flew into his vehicle in the height of a blizzard Saturday night.

Materials were from a building under construction on the MUN campus in St. John's

Flying debris from the Core Science Building under construction in St. John's hit an oncoming vehicle on Prince Philip Drive during Saturday's storm. (Submitted by David Keen)

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.

A man driving this vehicle was not injured, when construction materials from a building fell on top of the vehicle Saturday night. (Submitted by David Keen)