No major injuries in Christmas Eve collision

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Published on December 24, 2013

Commander Dave Hill of the Moose Jaw Fire Department inspects one of five vehicles involved in a collision at the intersection of Fairford Street West and First Avenue Northwest shortly before noon Tuesday. Police, fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene.

Published on December 24, 2013

Commander Dave Hill of the Moose Jaw Fire Department looks at one of five vehicles involved in a collision at the intersection of Fairford Street West and First Avenue Northwest shortly before noon Tuesday. Police, fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene.

Published on December 24, 2013

Three members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department look under the hood of a vehicle in the middle of Fairford Street West and First Avenue Northwest shortly before noon Tuesday. Police, fire and EMS personnel responded to a five-vehicle collision that blocked off part of the intersection for about an hour.

Published on December 24, 2013

Two members of the Moose Jaw Fire Department examine the front grill of a vehicle in the middle of Fairford Street West and First Avenue Northwest shortly before noon Tuesday. Police, fire and EMS personnel responded to a five-vehicle collision that blocked off part of the intersection for about an hour.

A Christmas Eve collision at the intersection of First Avenue Northwest and Fairford Street West has resulted in $50,000 in approximate damage.

"I don't even know who was at fault here," said Cdr. Dave Hill with the Moose Jaw Fire Department at the scene of the accident. "It looks like one vehicle has pretty major damage, two have minor damage, and another has a fair bit of damage, but it's hard to tell."

A red SUV was badly smashed on its front end, a white pick-up truck had received some visible damage, and both a red and blue pick-up truck may have received some minor damage.

A smaller white vehicle appeared to be undamaged, but its driver said she "kissed bumpers" with the blue truck that was located in front of her.

Nobody involved in the incident was severely injured, said Hill.

The driver of the red SUV was loaded into the back of an ambulance, but was walking. She seemed shaken by the collision.

A Moose Jaw Police Service release confirmed the driver was treated for "minor injuries related to seat belt and air bag deployment."

The accident occurred after the white pick-up attempted to make a left-hand turn off of First Avenue Northwest on to Fairford. It appeared as though the red SUV had collided with the vehicle mid-turn.

"It just wasn't safe (to turn)," Hill said.

The commander couldn't give an exact estimate on damages, but said there would be "over $10,000."

"It may be even more," said Hill. "With how quickly it adds up."

According to the MJPS release, damage is estimated at $50,000. One driver was charged with fail to yield right of way.

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Organizations: Moose Jaw Fire Department

Geographic location: Fairford

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