Three people are in hospital as a result of a recent dangerous driving incident near St. Claude, Manitoba.
On September 14, 2020, at 10am, Treherne RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 2, just east of St. Claude, Manitoba.
Police investigation has determined that a BMW and a Chevy Malibu, driving at excessive speeds, were traveling east on Highway 2 when they came upon another vehicle in the eastbound lane. Rather than slowing down, the two vehicles attempted to simultaneously pass the vehicle. This manoeuvre resulted in the Chevy Malibu going into the westbound lane of traffic and the BMW going onto the gravel shoulder. As a result, the driver of the BMW lost control and rolled the vehicle several times resulting in injuries to the three passengers.
RCMP report that a 24-year-old female suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital in stable condition. A 21-year-old male was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a Winnipeg hospital by STARS where he remains in critical condition. Also, an adult female was taken to hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male, was not injured.
“Our officers are encountering more and more reckless drivers who are endangering the lives of every single person on our roads,” said Sergeant Mark Hume of the Manitoba RCMP Traffic Services. “Speeding along with extremely dangerous driving behaviours are directly leading to serious injuries and deaths across the province. This has to stop.”
RCMP say that speed is considered to be a factor in this collision.
Treherne RCMP is being assisted in this ongoing investigation by the RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team and Forensic Collision Reconstructionist.