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Large pothole sends one to hospital, causes chain-reaction accident on Newfoundland highway

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2:34 PM -

One person was sent to hospital and more than half a dozen vehicles were damaged after a gaping pothole caused a chain reaction of collisions on a highway in St. John's, N.L. 

The incident occurred Friday on Pitts Memorial Drive just west of Ruth Avenue, according to the St. John's Telegram. 

One vehicle endued up in a ditch after trying to avoid the slowing traffic.

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Three vehicles collided further along the highway. 

Officials say a number of motorists reported damage to their tires and rims. 

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The Department of Transportation and Works were called shortly after to fill in the pothole.

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With files from The St. John's Telegram

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