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Impaired driver collides with a Winnipeg Ambulance

A 19 year old impaired driver smashes into a Winnipeg Ambulance on route to a call for help.
A drunk driver crashes into a Winnipeg Ambulance on route to an emergency call.

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, February 3, 2024 - At approximately 4:00 a.m. this morning, a Toyota Matrix, racing at a high rate of speed, collided with a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) ambulance at the intersection of Plessis Road and Regent Avenue West. The impact not only caused substantial damage to the ambulance but also disrupted a crucial emergency response.

The Toyota Matrix was traveling northbound on Plessis Road when it approached the intersection with Regent Avenue West. Ignoring the red light signal, the Matrix continued its path and collided violently with the ambulance, which was en route to a call for service, traveling westbound. The force of the collision was so intense that it caused the ambulance to spin and face northbound on Plessis Road, leaving it inoperable.

Occupants of the Toyota Matrix were promptly transported to hospital, where they received medical attention and were ultimately released after treatment. Meanwhile, the paramedics involved in the incident received on-site evaluations to ensure their well-being.

Winnipeg Police say, a 19-year-old man, believed to be the operator of the Toyota Matrix, was taken into custody. The individual now faces a series of serious charges, including "Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired to Any Degree by BAC or Drug or Combination of Both."

This incident serves as a somber reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by authorities in curbing impaired driving and the need for continued vigilance on our roads.


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