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Vehicle-pedestrian collision on Portage Ave. leaves one person in critical condition

A car can be seen resting on the median of Portage Ave. early Saturday morning. Police say a pedestrian was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
A car can be seen resting on the median of Portage Ave. early Saturday morning. Police say a pedestrian was rushed to hospital in critical condition. Clay Young / Global News

Winnipeg police say one person was rushed to hospital in critical condition after a serious crash between a bystander and a vehicle on Portage Avenue early Saturday.

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A police spokesperson tells Global News the incident happened just before 1 a.m. in front of the Bay near Memorial Boulevard.

Police tape blocked both east and west-bound Portage Avenue traffic between Memorial and Vaughan Street early Saturday morning, where a severely damaged car could be seen resting on the median.

There’s no word on what caused the crash.

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