Regional Police are still looking for the driver of a motorcycle who they say was involved in a hit and run collision on Reserve Street in Glace Bay on Thursday evening. Police say they got a call at around 5:00 that a Suzuki motorcycle rear-ended a Chevy Trailblazer near the intersection of Daniel Drive. They add the motorcycle rider fled the scene on foot, in the direction of Daniel Drive. Police searched the area, but couldn’t find the man. They say both the motorcycle and vehicle suffered some damage in the collision, but no there were no injuries. Police have seized the motorcycle and are continuing to investigate.
The Cape Breton District Health Authority is limiting visits to several units at the Regional Hospital and one unit at the Glace Bay Hospital. The district says that the restrictions are being introduced because of several confirmed cases of respiratory viral illnesses among patients at the pediatric unit at the Regional. The restrictions cover Neonatal, Obstetrics, the Mother/Baby and Pediatric Units at the Regional Hospital and the Obstetrics Unit at the Glace Bay Hospital. Only parents or grandparents without colds can visit the units. The District adds there’s been an increase in respiratory illness in the community, and expects more cases with the arrival of flu season.
Regional Police have a 41-year-old Sydney man in custody after they say his vehicle hit a traffic control person at a road construction site. Police say they got the call to the corner of Sidella Dr. and Reeves Street in Sydney at around 4:20, yesterday afternoon. They add the area is undergoing major road construction, and the driver was instructed to stop by the traffic control person. Police say he ignored the instructions and instead accelerated his vehicle, hitting the worker who was taken to the Regional Hospital with minor injuries. Police say they were able to track down the vehicle a short distance away after getting the license plate number from witnesses. They add the driver was arrested without incident and charges are pending.
A worker under contract to Nova Scotia Power was injured while working on a transmission right of way near Point Aconi, yesterday. NSP says a pole collapsed while the employee was working on it, at around 4:30 in the afternoon. The man was taken to the Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries. The provincial Labour Department is investigating the incident.
RCMP say a 19-year-old man from Howie Centre was the victim of a fatal crash between a car and a sewage vacuum truck in Howie Centre, yesterday afternoon. Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck and a passenger suffered minor injuries. The RCMP says the car crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with the truck at around 1:40 in the afternoon. The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.