Three people are in hospital after an early morning crash on the city's west side.

It happened just before 6 a.m. CST at the corner of Avenue W and 11th Street West. Police closed off 11th Street West at the scene for several hours.

Victim

Driver taken to ambulance (CBC)

The small, four-door red car clipped a power pole at the corner, and then bounced into the side of the metal-clad building.

There were no other vehicles involved.

The passengers' injuries are not life threatening.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The 20-year-old driver has been issued a 24-hour suspension.