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2014-01-24 at 14:42

Woman sent to hospital after Balmoral Street collision

By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com
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A two-vehicle crash closed a section of Balmoral Street across from Chapples Golf Course Friday.

The collision was reported to city  police just after 10 a.m.  Thunder Bay Police Service officers on the scene say a minivan was turning left off of Harold Crescent when it collided with a northbound SUV.

Emergency crews had to help a woman who was trapped inside her vehicle. 

She was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 

The investigation continues.

(Thunder Bay Television)

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rootbear says:
I drive this area quite often. To hang a left from Harold onto Balmoral even in the middle of summer is a feat. I have never attempted it. There was no traction on the roads today so getting out into traffic is next to impossible. I always plan the easiest route to minimize any chances of an accident, even if it means taking the long way.
1/24/2014 4:27:23 PM
realist says:
I see near misses daily on this stretch of road. They really should consider removing the ability to turn left off Harold onto Balmoral.
1/24/2014 5:05:57 PM
Doug Meyers says:
You might at the same time pass a law against stupid behaviour. It never ceases to amaze me those people who will try to turn left at impossible times; e.g. a left turn from the Beer Store onto Red River Road at rush hour.
1/24/2014 6:57:24 PM
Ranma says:
How about we fix this the way this city likes to..let's put lights up at every intersection on this strip! Surely more lights will stop these accidents that are made by driver error!
1/24/2014 7:03:45 PM
tbaygirl1970 says:
I'm not sure adding "no left turn" signs will help this situation. i often sit behind vehicles turning left onto Balmoral from Forest, and that sign has been there for years!
1/24/2014 7:14:19 PM
laurie says:
I use Forest street almost every day and see people quite often trying to turn left on Balmoral. The sign they have is a joke. They need a bigger sign and its too far back.
1/25/2014 2:58:16 PM
emomom says:
Signs actually mean something??? you must be joking - in TBay?? really. Go check out the intersection of park/algoma - there is a sign there that going east on park straight thru the intersection is illegal. Sign put there years ago following a fatal collison. the cops could get their moneys worth there everyday....countless cars disobey the sign.
1/27/2014 10:44:53 AM
unknowncronik says:
There are a few bad intersections on that road that warrant lights.
Adding more lights would cause so many issues for everyone I'm sure, but may be worth it if the traffic light control and coordination section of Thunder Bay does it right to make it flow...if only. :/
1/27/2014 11:29:45 AM
Dan Dan says:
People automatically assume that the person making the turn is at fault, and that may technically be true. But a big problem here is that the posted limit on this stretch of the road is 50 km/h and NOBODY obeys this. It is probable the oncoming vehicle was not driving at the speed which it was mandated to drive, and that definitely contributes to the problem.
1/27/2014 11:52:15 AM
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