SUV Rollover Highlights Accident-Filled Friday Morning

WINNIPEG, MB. – Whether it was the thoughts of weekend plans, or just simply the nice weather, Winnipeg drivers seemed extra distracted Friday morning.

With the roughly six-month long threat of ice and snow finally removed as a potential  cause for vehicle accidents in Manitoba, Friday morning’s commute saw a handful of significant crashes, including one that shut down the intersection of Main Street and Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg Police arrived to the scene at approximately 6:30 A.M. after a full-sized pickup truck and an SUV collided, sending the SUV hood over heels. Although police have reported that they are unsure of the cause of the accident, they did say that there are no serious injuries at this point.

The northbound lanes of Main Street at the intersection remained closed, while the southbound traffic was limited to just one lane as the authorities are currently investigating the two-vehicle collision. The vehicles were hauled away at roughly 9:30 A.M.

Just down the road, the Main Street entrance to the Redwood Bridge was blocked off following a minor crash at Main and Salter.

Isabel and McDermot also saw an accident Friday morning that shut down a handful of lanes as well. Traffic moving south-east was diverted as the wreckage took up three lanes.

The westbound curb lane of the north Perimeter experienced significant delays between Lagimodiere Boulevard and Henderson Highway as a vehicle fire was attended to by members of the Winnipeg Fire Department. Traffic resumed normal flow roughly an hour after the initial backup.

The City of Winnipeg encourages all drivers to practice safe and defensive driving, while adhering to all rules and driving conditions.

– Carter Brooks, MyToba News

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Carter Brooks is a news writer/reporter and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carter spent time with The Hockey News Magazine in Toronto, and currently writes sports for Game On Magazine and SEVEN Magazine. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime.
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