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Police called to two accidents on Wednesday

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Estevan Police Service members were dispatched to a head-on collision on Fourth Street by the CP Rail underpass on Wednesday night. Members arrived on the scene, and saw that a one-tonne truck had collided with a tandem trailer semi truck hauling grain. The accident caused both lanes to be shut down while the investigation and cleanup took place. Estevan Fire and Rescue Services were called to the scene to help control a diesel spill, as well as other fluids leaking from the vehicles' engines. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene by Estevan EMS. The driver of the one-tonne was charged with driving without due care and attention, and crossing the center line on the highway. He will appear in Estevan court later in August to answer to the charges.

Just prior to the previous accident being taken care of, police received several 911 calls about another accident on Souris Avenue by the 7-11. Police attended the scene and learned that a motorcycle had collided with a pickup truck. The motorcyclist was injured and taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The matter is still under investigation and charges are pending.

Police then received several calls about an unwanted guest in an apartment who was failing to leave. Police attended and removed the individual without incident.

Members checked several vehicles throughout the evening and issued several tickets for open liquor in vehicles and for minors possessing alcohol.

Police responded to a complaint of a hit-and-run at the corner of Spruce Drive and King Street on Tuesday night. There was a minor sideswipe, and the offending vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle was stopped west of Estevan on Highway 39, and the driver was asked to return to the police station to complete a collision report. The motorist of the offending vehicle was charged for failing to yield. No injuries were reported from that collision.

Officers dealt with a domestic issue when it was reported that a female abandoned a child. Police spoke to one party and no further action was required, as the child was not left unattended at any time.

Police were dispatched to a collision at the entrance to Walmart. A vehicle turning into the lot had a door malfunction and come open. While the driver tried to close it, he lost control, jumped the curb and collided with a “C” can that was on the neighboring property. EMS was called and they transported the male driver to St. Joseph’s for precautionary reasons. 

Members stopped a suspicious vehicle in the industrial area. Police can identify all three individuals that were in the vehicle.  Officers checked the area after the traffic stop was completed, and located a generator in the 400 block of Mississippian Avenue. Police are still investigating the matter, and hope to identify the owner of the generator. 


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