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Two Injured in Crash with Semi Near Brandon

January 14, 2015 5:12 PM | News

RCMP Crest LogoA two-vehicle crash near Brandon Wednesday afternoon sent two people to hospital.

A vehicle travelling north on Highway 5 was attempting to merge onto the eastbound Trans-Canada Highway at around 1:30 p.m. when the driver lost control. RCMP say the car spun around and was facing the wrong way on the highway when it was struck by an eastbound semi-trailer truck.

The 29-year-old Winnipeg man driving the car, along with his 49-year-old East St. Paul passenger, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 66-year-old Coaldale, Alberta driver of the semi wasn’t injured.

Police say everyone involved was wearing their seatbelts and alcohol is not considered a factor, however road conditions are said to have played a role in the crash.