Manitoba

Sturgeon Road crash sends 4 to hospital

Four people were taken to hospital in Winnipeg on Sunday after a sport-utility vehicle collided head-on with a recreational vehicle on the outskirts of the city.
The remains of a Mazda Tribute sport-utility vehicle that collided head-on with a recreational vehicle on Sturgeon Road, on the outskirts of Winnipeg, on Sunday. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Four people were taken to hospital in Winnipeg on Sunday after a sport-utility vehicle collided head-on with a recreational vehicle on the outskirts of the city.

The remains of the RV following Sunday's crash. Three people from that vehicle, including the 65-year-old male driver, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

RCMP say a Mazda Tribute somehow crossed the centre line as it was travelling southbound on Sturgeon Road, south of Inkster Boulevard, and collided with the RV at around 8:45 a.m. CT Sunday.

A 24-year-old woman who was driving the SUV was taken to hospital in critical condition, but she has since been upgraded to stable condition, RCMP Sgt. Line Karpish told CBC News.

"In due course, we'll have a conversation with her and try and determine what it is that happened that caused her to cross the centre line," Karpish said.

A 65-year-old man who was driving the RV became trapped in the wreck, but was freed by two passersby as the vehicle burst into flames.

The man, as well as a woman and a child inside the RV, were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Sturgeon Road between Inkster Bouelvard and Saskatchewan Avenue was closed for several hours as RCMP investigated the scene and towed the vehicles.