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Stolen SUV Crashes into Brandon Transit Bus

March 27, 2018 9:35 AM | News

Brandon Police Service CrestA stolen Mazda SUV slammed into a Brandon transit bus on Monday morning, sending the driver of the vehicle to hospital with injuries.

Police say the two-vehicle collision happened shortly after 6 a.m. at the intersection of 26th Street and Princess Avenue as the SUV was travelling in excess of 120 km/h.

The westbound bus was turning left onto 26th Street when the northbound SUV failed to stop at a stop sign and collided into the left rear side of it.

The 33-year-old Brandon man driving the vehicle was sent to hospital, but was later transferred to Winnipeg for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

Police say the SUV was stolen from a west end motel just minutes prior to the crash.

The driver faces impaired driving charges, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and theft of a motor vehicle.