© Times-Herald photo by Nathan Liewicki
One of five vehicles involved in a five-vehicle collision on Ninth Avenue Northwest between Athabasca Street and Caribou Street on Thursday morning sits on the side of the road. According to the Moose Jaw Police Service, slick road conditions are to blame for the collision that occurred shortly before 8 a.m. There were no injuries and damage is estimated at $50,000. No charges have been laid, but the collision is still under investigation.
Icy road conditions are to blame for a five-vehicle collision during the Thursday morning rush hour.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a vehicle was travelling in the northbound lane of Ninth Avenue Northwest ‚Äď between Athabasca Street and Caribou Street ‚Äď but could not make it up the inclined road.
According to Cst. Blair Torgunrud with the Moose Jaw Police Service, several other vehicles travelling behind the lead vehicle were involved in the collision.
‚ÄúThe majority of the vehicles were headed northbound and there was one vehicle that was headed southbound,‚ÄĚ said Cst. Torgunrud. ‚ÄúOne individual had to take evasive action to avoid oncoming traffic, trying to avoid an accident but ended up colliding with a vehicle sending it into another vehicle.‚ÄĚ
A nearby resident told the Times-Herald that City of Moose Jaw sanding crews came by to sand Ninth Avenue about 10 minutes after the collision occurred.
Cst. Torgunrud confirmed that information with the Times-Herald.
‚ÄúThe city was called,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThey did come out and sand right away, so that was very appreciative.‚ÄĚ
There were no injuries in the collision, but damage is estimated at $50,000.
Fire and EMS personnel were called in, but two tow trucks were called to remove some of the vehicles from the scene.
No charges have been laid and Cst. Torgunrud could not say who was at fault for the five-vehicle collision, which remains under investigation.
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