VIDEO: Bisons Athlete Uninjured When Vehicle Hits the Ditch

VIDEO: Bisons Athlete Uninjured When Vehicle Hits the Ditch

Jayden McKoy
Jayden McKoy wasn’t injured when his SUV slid into the ditch on the South Perimeter Highway, Wednesday, December 23, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Treacherous driving conditions were partially to blame for several crashes in and around Winnipeg on Wednesday.

At least one on the South Perimeter saw a Honda CRV take to the ditch westbound between St. Mary’s Road and Pembina Highway.

The driver — U of M Bisons defensive back Jayden McKoy — was uninjured in the incident, which happened at around 9 a.m.

“I guess I ended up going a little bit faster than I expected, and it’s super, super icy slippery out here,” McKoy said.

McKoy said he was travelling about 105 km/h when he realized it was too late to stop and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of him.

Elsewhere around the Perimeter, three semi-trailer trucks got stuck near the interchange at Fermor Avenue at around 6:30 a.m. Two more semis became stuck at the same location shortly before 8 a.m.

Another vehicle rolled over near the Perimeter and Pembina Highway at around 7:45 a.m.

Winnipeg picked up about 10 cm of fresh show overnight Wednesday. Environment Canada says the system should taper off by late this afternoon. video