Teen driver in 2018 crash that sent five to hospital charged with dangerous driving

An 18-year-old driver has been arrested by Winnipeg police in connection with a December collision that saw multiple people taken to hospital.The incident took place on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2018, near the intersection of Pembina Highway and Durcharme Avenue, when a white four-door sedan carrying four youths crashed.Police said Monday that their investigation determined the vehicle was speeding at the time of the crash, going over 100 km/h in an area where the speed limit varies between 50 and 60 km/h.READ MORE: Collision on Pembina Highway sends 5…

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No Manitoba fatalities, plenty of dangerous driving during Road Safety Week: RCMP

Canada Road Safety Week was May 14-20 and Manitoba police were out in force watching for dangerous drivers.Manitoba RCMP released numbers Wednesday showing the result of their “focus on high-risk driving behaviours.”The week coincided with the beginning of seasonal road trips to the cottage and for camping. Although long weekends typically result in highway fatalities, RCMP said there were no motor vehicle related deaths during the May long weekend, or during the road safety campaign.READ MORE: Lives changed forever: The real-life impact of a non-life-threatening injuryThere were, however, a significant…

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Winnipeg Transit driver charged in fatal 2017 collision

After a long investigation, a fatal collision between a Winnipeg transit bus and a pedestrian has resulted in charges for the bus driver.The incident took place Nov. 13, 2017 at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street.READ MORE: Winnipeg collision involving city bus blocks traffic in all directionsA man in his 50s was taken to hospital in critical condition, and he later died of his injuries.The bus driver, 54, was arrested Thursday.Police said he will be charged with driving carelessly causing death and proceeding before safe to do so.WATCH:…

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Woman in custody after West End police chase

A Winnipeg woman is in custody after leading police on a chase throughout the city’s West End in a stolen vehicle.Just after 11 p.m. Monday, police spotted a vehicle near Beverley Street and Sargent Avenue that matched the description of a sedan that had been stolen earlier that evening.The vehicle fled the scene at high speed, and police pursued for a short time, before stopping out of concern for public safety.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg police shoot at car after it crashes into cruiser during high-speed chaseThe AIR1 helicopter unit…

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RCMP seeking dangerous driver in Roblin road rage incident

Manitoba RCMP are still looking for the driver of a silver Ford Focus involved in what they say was a potentially fatal case of road rage near Roblin Dec. 28.The driver repeatedly cut off a semi driver on Highway 83, stopping dangerously in the middle of the road and forcing the semi driver to swerve into an oncoming lane and onto the shoulder of the highway.READ MORE: Dashcam video shows car driver challenge semi on Manitoba highwayAnyone who recognizes the man, the vehicle, or has other information is asked to…

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Manitoba man charged after erratic police chase on QEII near Airdrie

A man from Manitoba was arrested after an erratic chase in which a driver trying to evade police ended up going down the wrong side of Alberta’s busiest highway.It happened north of Calgary in Rocky View County on Saturday night. Airdrie RCMP said just after 10 p.m., traffic officers attempted a stop with a suspected impaired driver after seeing the vehicle driving erratically, almost colliding with another vehicle on Highway 2 (QEII) near Crossfield.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Man dies following head-on crash near AirdrieRCMP said a Ford truck sped away from…

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‘We all need to do a better job’: CAA on dangerous driving near Winnipeg schools

CAA Manitoba and the Winnipeg Police Service say there is more work to be done on preventing dangerous driving in school zones.The two organizations camped out at three school zones on Wednesday morning between 7:30 and 9 a.m., and recorded over 800 instances of risky behaviour from drivers and pedestrians.Assessments were done outside Linden Meadows, Ecole Henri-Bergeron and Stevenson-Britannia School.READ MORE: Winnipeg Police to increase enforcement in school zonesThe top three infractions:217 drivers crossing the stop line185 drivers not stopping at stop signs, and87 drivers speeding.Story continues below“Slowing down to 30 kms an…

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