Serious Crash Closes Part of Portage Avenue

A Winnipeg police officer inspects a Chevrolet Venture van after it rolled on Portage Avenue at Maryland Street on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
A Nissan SUV sits damaged near where a van flipped on Portage Avenue at Maryland Street Tuesday. Multiple people were sent to hospital. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Four people were taken to hospital Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on Portage Avenue at Maryland Street.

A Chevrolet Venture minivan sat on its roof near the scene after being involved in a collision with a Nissan SUV. The Nissan came to a rest on the sidewalk with both of its airbags deployed.

Winnipeg police said numerous people were injured in the wreck, which happened just before 1:30 p.m.

Police have rerouted traffic while they investigate:

  • Eastbound traffic on Portage Avenue is being diverted onto eastbound Broadway from the intersection of Portage and Broadway.
  • Westbound traffic on Portage Avenue is being diverted northbound onto Sherbrook Street at the intersection of Portage and Sherbrook.
  • Southbound traffic on Maryland Street is being diverted westbound at the intersection of Maryland and St Matthews Street.

UPDATE: 5:15 p.m. — Roadways in the area have since reopened.

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