2 people in hospital after Manitoba RCMP cruiser collides with car on Highway 1
40-year-old Mountie and 21-year-old woman taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
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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