Two people: a 37 year-old male and a 36 year-old female, are in hospital with injuries described as serious, following a collision this morning, December 4th, in the area of Ross Avenue and the Ring Road.
At about 8:49 a.m., a Regina Police Service member was placed on the call, which involved a courier truck and a Honda Civic. The vehicles involved in the collision ended up in the south ditch of the Ring Road. When police arrived, there was already a male trying to speak with the female passenger of the vehicle. Another male came up to the officer and identified himself as an off-duty firefighter. It appeared neither the driver-side nor passenger doors of the Civic could be opened. The officer used his baton to break a rear window of the vehicle and, with the help of the other men, stabilized the occupants of the car until Regina Fire and Protective Services and EMS could extract them and get them into ambulances. Preliminary investigation indicates the Honda Civic was north-bound when it crossed the ditch and came into collision with the courier truck, which was in the south-bound lanes. The reasons for the loss of control of the Civic are not yet known. The driver of the truck did not require transport to hospital.
The Regina Police Service is grateful for the assistance of the two men who stopped to render aid to the injured occupants of the car. This collision is still under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet given a statement to police is encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.