Ambulance crash blocks Regent eastbound and Lagimodiere northbound
Eastbound Regent Avenue and Lagimodiere Boulevard northbound were both closed Tuesday during rush hour after a crash involving an ambulance and an SUV.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said an extrication was required to remove the driver from the SUV.
The intersection was blocked for some time, but opened again just before 5:30 p.m.
Winnipeg police said the crash happened at 4:05 p.m., adding two vehicles were involved.
“Only indications are that it looks like an ambulance … an ambulance was involved in the collision. I don’t have any updates in terms of injuries but it looks like a fairly significant crash,” Const. Rob Carver told 680 CJOB Tuesday afternoon.
Photos show the vehicles involved, including a maroon SUV and an ambulance.
A spokesperson for the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said there were no patients in the ambulance, but two paramedics were taken to hospital in stable condition.
They could not say whether lights and sirens were going at the time of the crash.
Another patient from the other vehicle was also taken to hospital in stable condition. Tow trucks were on scene before 5 p.m. to clear the intersection.
Traffic was delayed in the area for some time, including Transit buses.
-With files from Kelly Moore, Heather Steele and Kim Lawson