A single vehicle rollover near the Bruno junction on Highway #5 saw two injured.
“At approximately 9:30 am on Oct. 1, Humboldt RCMP along with Humboldt Fire, Humboldt EMS as well as Bruno Fire Rescue, were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Highway #5 near the Bruno junction,” said Cst. Geoff Applegate with the Humboldt-Lanigan RCMP.
The constable said police arrived first and provided first aid, while the other emergency services came quickly after.
“It was determined a west-bound passenger minivan with two occupants from the Quill Lake area had lost control on the roadway and entered the south ditch and rolled down an embankment.”
The two occupants were a man and a woman.
“They were trapped and suffered some injuries,” Applegate said. “The jaws of life were used and they were able to be removed from the vehicle. They were transported by Humboldt EMS to Saskatoon Royal University Hospital for further treatment.”
The occupants were in stable, but serious condition. Emergency crews were on the scene for an hour and a half.
Police have yet to determine the cause of the rollover and are investigating. It was snowing that day, with slush on the roads. Drugs and alcohol aren’t believed to be a factor.
There were 198 calls for service in the Humboldt-Lanigan detachment between Sept. 21 and Oct. 2, with 144 of those in the rural area outside of Humboldt.
Most of the rural calls, 87, were traffic offenses. There were 31 written traffic warnings given.
There was an impaired driving charge that came about due to a traffic stop east of Humboldt on Highway #5. There was one report of a vehicle stolen.
As well, there were three traffic collisions reported in the detachment area.
Police also aided the coroner's office with a sudden death. The death isn’t considered suspicious.