Woman ‘seriously injured’ after truck flees from Manitoba RCMP
A 26-year-old man faces a number of charges after fleeing in a truck from officers before the vehicle crashed, according to an RCMP news release. Two passengers in the vehicle were injured, one seriously.
According to the release, on Saturday just after 1 a.m. officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on a truck heading north down Highway 9 that was going 130 kilometers per hour with no front or rear lights on.
When the vehicle was stopped, the driver didn’t shut off the vehicle as instructed. The driver then drove away.
More officers were called in and the truck was spotted on Ferry Road in East Selkirk. Officers didn’t pursue the truck down the dead end road.
The truck was found shortly after 3 a.m. in a ditch where it had hit a culvert. Two women, 37 and 36, were found in the truck. The 37-year-old woman from Winnipeg suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital, the 36-year-old from Dauphin had minor injuries.
Jordan Michaud, the 26-year-old driver from Scantebury, was found walking into Selkirk according to the RCMP.
He was arrested and charged with:
- Flight from police x 2
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm x 2
- Failure to stop or remain when person injured x 2
- Failure to comply with probation x 4
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