Driver charged after fleeing collision in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.

After a two-vehicle collision on New Year's Day, RCMP say a 20-year-old man involved in the crash fled the scene. A man and woman from Manitoba were taken to hospital.

After a 2-vehicle collision on New Year's Day, a 20-year-old man fled the scene, RCMP say

A 20-year-old man is facing charges after fleeing a collision in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., on New Year’s Day. (RCMP/Submitted to CBC)

A 20-year-old man is facing charges after fleeing a collision in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on New Year's Day.

RCMP were called at 4:10 p.m. CST to the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 35 after a southbound pickup truck collided with an eastbound van.

After the collision, the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene, but a witness who followed him was able to point officers to a residence in Fort Qu'Appelle, RCMP said. Officers arrested the man for failing to remain at the scene. He was brought to hospital with minor injuries and taken into custody upon his release.

The four people in the van were from Swan River, Man. (RCMP/Submitted to CBC)
The four people in the van were from Swan River, Man., and two men were treated on scene for minor injuries. A 20-year-old man was brought to hospital in Fort Qu'Appelle with undetermined injuries while a 21-year-old woman was transported to hospital in Regina with unknown injuries.

The driver of the pickup also faces charges, including:

  • Driving while prohibited
  • Failing to comply with probation order
  • Failing to comply with undertaking
  • Public mischief

He will appear in Fort Qu'Appelle provincial court Monday morning.

Fort Qu'Appelle is 70 kilometres northeast of Regina. 

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