Two women and a man were driving westbound on Victoria Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to the Regina Police Service.
Regina police along with EMS and Regina Fire and Protective Services were called to the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Winnipeg Street at around 3:45 a.m. for a report of a vehicle colliding with a tree.
The car hit a tree near Winnipeg Street, narrowly missing another vehicle. The crash shut down traffic in the area early Tuesday morning.
Crews removed the twisted wreckage of the crash several hours later. Debris was scattered around the area. The ruined car's engine was sitting on the sidewalk separated from the vehicle.
Two tow trucks were called to the scene, one to remove the remnants of the car and another to remove the engine.
North and south traffic on Winnipeg was blocked Tuesday morning. Westbound traffic on Victoria reopened shortly before 7:30.
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Three people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash at the intersection of Winnipeg Street and Victoria Avenue on Nov. 6. (JACKIE PEREZ/CTV REGINA)
Initial police investigation showed the car was speeding westbound down Victoria Avenue and was out of control when it approached the intersection. The car narrowly missed hitting another vehicle before crashing into a tree.
Three people, two women and a man, were taken to hospital after a crash at Winnipeg Street and Victoria Avenue on Tuesday morning.
According to police, a two-door Mazda lost control approaching the intersection. It almost hit another vehicle before hitting a tree. Regina Fire and Protective Services had to extract the people from the car and they were taken to hospital by EMS.
Police had the intersection blocked for several hours while they investigated the crash. Debris from the car was scattered on the street and in several yards near the site.
Two women and one man are in the hospital with serious injuries after a vehicle struck a tree at Victoria Avenue and Winnipeg Street.
Anyone who may have seen the crash is asked to call police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
While the cause has not been determined, many roads in Regina are slippery after an overnight snowfall in the city.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance is asking drivers to give themselves extra time, and to slowly test their braking and steering before heading out at a normal pace.
The Highway Hotline is also reporting that seasonal driving conditions exist on most of the highways in the province.
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