Manitoba

2 people in hospital after Manitoba RCMP cruiser collides with car on Highway 1

A Mountie and the driver of another vehicle were taken to hospital on Friday morning after they crashed on Highway 1 near Richer, Man.

40-year-old Mountie and 21-year-old woman taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

RCMP say the Mountie's car collided with the 21-year-old woman's car when she was attempting to turn left onto Highway 1 at around noon Friday. (David Bell/CBC)

A Mountie and the driver of another vehicle were taken to hospital on Friday morning after they crashed on Highway 1 near Richer, Man.

Just before noon Friday, a Falcon Lake RCMP officer travelling east on Highway 1 in a marked police vehicle hit a vehicle travelling south on Highway 302, RCMP said in a news release on Saturday. The southbound vehicle was turning left onto the Trans-Canada Highway.

The 40-year-old Mountie and a 21-year-old woman, from Ste. Genevieve, Man., were both taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Steinbach RCMP are investigating with a forensic collision reconstructionist.

Mounties initially said the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba — which investigates serious incidents involving police in the province — had been notified, but later issued a correction saying the police watchdog had not been alerted as the incident does not fall under its mandate.

Richer is about 55 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.

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