Failure to yield charge laid in two-vehicle collision east of Saskatoon

Motorists are being asked to avoid the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highways 5 and 41 east of Saskatoon.
Emergency services were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision just east of Saskatoon on Tuesday. Tyler Schroeder / Global News

Saskatoon police have laid a charge against one of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of highways 5 and 41.

The crash just east of the city happened at around 3:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

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Saskatoon police said a southbound minivan on Highway 41 attempted to turn east onto Highway 5 when it was struck by a semi travelling east on Highway 5.

Members of the Saskatoon Fire Department extricated a woman through the passenger door of the minivan. She and the minivan driver, an 83-year-old man, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

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Police have charged the minivan driver with failure to yield the right of way.

The fire department was on scene to manage a diesel fuel leak from the semi.

Traffic restrictions have been lifted.