Nova Scotia

Barrington St. stretch scene of several crashes

A stretch of Barrington Street in Halifax has been the scene of several vehicle collisions, according to people in the area.

A stretch of Barrington Street in Halifax has been the scene of several vehicle collisions, according to people in the area.

It was the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover last week.

That portion of Barrington Street is on a raised piece of road heading into a sharp curve. The speed limit is 30 kilometres an hour, and there is a posted warning of a blind crest.

Superline Fuels is located close to the curve where the rollover happened and employee Paul Coote said he can remember at least six similar crashes over the years.

"Accidents we have seen in previous years were northbound past the apex and right around the foot of Duffus Street," Coote said.

Neil Mitchell, a driving instructor and safety officer at Foundation Career College in Dartmouth, said there are several tricky spots on Barrington Street.

"Yes, I know that one well. I have never upset my truck going through there, but quite a few people have," Mitchell said.

Mitchell said while the road has some dangerous spots, it's usually speed that causes the most damage.  

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