Trans-Canada Highway Crash: What You Need to Know
A section of the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry, Manitoba, was closed on Thursday afternoon following a serious collision that involved multiple vehicles and resulted in several injuries.
According to Manitoba RCMP, the crash occurred around 1 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 5, just north of Carberry, a town located about 170 kilometres west of Winnipeg.
Police said the collision was “very serious” and asked drivers to avoid the area and yield to emergency vehicles. Highway closures were in effect for several hours as investigators examined the scene.
He said he stopped his car and tried to help some of the victims until emergency crews arrived.
It is also a busy corridor for commercial traffic and tourism.
While the collision was tragic and devastating for those involved and their families, there is also a hopeful outlook for the future of road safety in Manitoba.
The province has been implementing various measures to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries, such as increasing fines for distracted driving, installing more rumble strips and guardrails, and improving road design and maintenance.