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VIDEO: Crashes, Fires Begin 2012 in Winnipeg

January 2, 2012 7:35 AM | News

Winnipeg emergency personnel were kept busy in the early hours of 2012, responding to several incidents within hours of each other after the clock struck midnight.


The first occurred at 12:27 a.m. Sunday when a sedan drove into the front of the 7-Eleven convenience store on Arlington Avenue and Notre Dame Street. The same vehicle hit two other cars before the driver sped off, heading north on Arlington. Passengers in the other vehicles were treated on scene by paramedics.

At 1:15 a.m., crews responded to a garage fire at 1231 Dominion Street, where items from inside the garage could be seen strewn about the back lane. At least one person was treated on scene for injuries. A damage estimate isn’t available.

AT 2:48 a.m., two vehicles collided at Balmoral Street and Qu’Appelle Avenue. No word on what caused the accident, but there didn’t appear to be any injuries.

At 2:55 a.m., a collision between a pickup truck and a car blocked a portion of Portage Avenue and Donald Street in front of MTS Centre. Paramedics treated at least one person on scene, while police interviewed witnesses in a nearby bus shelter.

There were also two other garage fires (not shown in video) at 744 Government Avenue in East Kildonan and at 491 Corydon Avenue. Then at 2:58 a.m., police were called to the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue when a home was shot at. In another incident, a car hit the St. Boniface Hospital at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, catching fire before crews extinguished the blaze.

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