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Truck driver T-boned after failing to yield on Highway 59 south of Selkirk: police

STARS Air Ambulance responding to the scene of a collision on Highway 59 on August 18th, 2019.
STARS Air Ambulance responding to the scene of a collision on Highway 59 on August 18th, 2019. Submitted Photo

A pickup truck towing a boat was struck by a car heading northbound on Highway 59 just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The truck was reportedly crossing the northbound lanes of the highway attempting to reach C.I.L. Road.

RCMP say it appears the pickup truck did not yield or stop for oncoming traffic while attempting to cross the highway.

“A 48-year-old male was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for Failing to yield the right of way when entering a highway,” said a spokesperson from the Manitoba RCMP in an email to Global News.

Collision on Highway 59.
Collision on Highway 59. Eugene Roosco / Facebook

Two boys, aged 9 and 10, were also in the truck at the time of the crash.

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All three people in the truck were looked at by paramedics on-site and released without any injuries.

Collision on Highway 59.
Collision on Highway 59. Eugene Roosco / Facebook

Three people were in the other vehicle at the time of the crash. The extent of their injuries has not yet been released.

More to come.

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