Mavillette, Digby County - At 5:44 a.m. on Dec. 19, a tow truck driver had been assisting another vehicle on Highway 101 near Exit 32 when he heard a vehicle quickly approaching the area. He got back in the tow truck for his own safety, and the approaching car struck the tow truck from behind. The tow truck driver and the driver of the truck he was assisting were not hurt, however the occupants of the car that struck them were injured.
Meteghan RCMP responded to the scene and was assisted by EHS and local volunteer fire fighters. The driver sustained serious injuries, while the passenger's injuries were less serious. Both occupants of the car were transported by ambulance to hospital.
Highway 101 was closed near Exit 32 and but has since re-opened. The investigation is ongoing.