May 25, 2014 12:58 pm

Vehicle crashes into pit at Saskatoon water treatment plant

Four people were injured Saturday evening after a vehicle entered an excavated pit at the water treatment plant in Saskatoon.

Luke Banville / Global News

SASKATOON – Four people were injured Saturday evening after a vehicle entered an excavated pit at the water treatment plant in Saskatoon.

Just before 9:30 p.m., emergency services were called to a single vehicle crash in the 1100-block of Spadina Crescent West.

Police say the driver of a northbound vehicle lost control on Spadina, left the road and landed in the ditch where construction crews had been previously working.

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The vehicle struck a large water main which in turn began releasing water into the ditch. Officials from the city said no contaminated water leaked into the river.

All occupants of the vehicle, two men and two women, were out of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived. They are in their 20s and believed to be from the Battlefords area.

Their injuries appear to be non-life threatening and were all taken to hospital.

Investigators say alcohol and speed are contributing factors in the crash

No charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing.

Crews from the plant as well as personnel from Graham Construction shut off the water before the pit could overflow. Envirotec is dealing with the cleanup.

- This story was updated on May 26, 2014.

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