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Two people injured in collision

Two people were injured in a collision on Thursday evening in central Estevan.
Accident photo
A two-vehicle accident occurred Thursday night in Estevan. Photo by William Acri

Two people were injured in a collision on Thursday evening in central Estevan.

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS), Estevan Fire Rescue Service and Estevan Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called to the accident on Souris Avenue North in front of the Civic Auditorium. A vehicle had rear-ended another vehicle, causing one vehicle to roll over.

The 52-year-old Estevan male driver was trapped in the vehicle that rolled. He was freed and taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment. The other driver also went to hospital to be checked out.

During the investigation, it was learned that the 52-year-old male driver had suffered a medical incident and had caused the accident.

The matter remains under investigation.

In other recent police news, members were alerted to a collision in south Estevan during Monday’s day shift. Police attended and learned one of the vehicles sustained enough damage that it was unsafe to drive. There was also a report of some minor injuries. EMS crews were not required. Reports were filed and the matter is under investigation.

Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the Willow Park Greens area during Monday’s night shift. The matter was resolved with mediation and no further police involvement was required.

Officers were called to the Pleasantdale area, as there was a dispute between two siblings. The matter was resolved easily as it was determined to be a misunderstanding.

Members conducted a walk-thru at a local liquor establishment. There had been reports of suspicious activity. A 52-year-old man was located in the bar and had an outstanding warrant. He was released with a new court date.

While responding to another call for service, members witnessed a vehicle proceed through a red light at an intersection, nearly causing a collision. The 16-year-old driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for disobeying a red light.

Police were alerted to an accident in the city’s north end during Tuesday’s day shift. Police attended and learned that one of the vehicles sustained enough damage where it was unsafe to drive. One of the drivers was charged with failing to yield the right of way, which carries a fine of $230.

Members received a request during Tuesday’s night shift to help locate a missing teen from Weyburn who was believed to be in Estevan with a friend. After further investigation, the teen was located in another city.

Police were asked via Facebook to conduct a welfare check on a male, as he had posted some troubling comments. It was determined that he actually lived in Regina and the Regina Police Service was notified.

Members were dispatched to a commercial alarm in northeast Estevan. The building was found to be secure.

Police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver during Wednesday’s day shift. The vehicle was located and the motorist was warned of his driving actions after no signs of impairment were found.

The EPS received a complaint of a Canada Revenue Agency scam, in which the victim provided a credit card number via email to receive a refund. Police remind the public not to provide any information to anyone over the phone or email if not completely certain of their identity.

Police are looking into a theft under $5,000 complaint that came in during the day.

Members attended to several motor vehicle accidents during Wednesday’s night shift. One of the accidents occurred in the city’s south end. Both vehicles sustained enough damage that they had to be towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

Another accident occurred in a parking lot of a local business. Only minor damage was reported.

Police received a complaint of a hit and run collision near 16th Avenue and First Street during Thursday’s day shift. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact the Estevan Police Service at 306-634-4767.

Members were active on patrol, looking for traffic offences, and issued several summary offence tickets for infractions under the Traffic Safety Act.