ROBIN BOOKER/BRANDON SUN
Emergency personal attend to people injured in a motor vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon north of Forrest on Highway 10.
A two-year-old Brandon boy was killed after being hit by an SUV Saturday afternoon in downtown Brandon.
Police vehicles remained at the scene for several hours following a fatal collision on Princess Avenue Saturday at approximately 5 p.m. A two-year-old boy ran out from between cars and was hit. (ROBIN BOOKER/BRANDON SUN)
Witnesses told the Brandon Police Service that the boy ran out from between two parked cars on the 800-block of Princess Avenue and was hit by a westbound Chevrolet Equinox.
The toddler was rushed to hospital, where police say he was pronounced dead.
"The incident is under investigation by a traffic analyst and I don’t know what direction his investigation is taking at this time," said Staff Sgt. Gay Jones of the Brandon Police Service.
Hundreds of people were gathered at the Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skate Plaza and in Princess Park at the time for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters skate-a-thon.
After the accident, the police asked event organizers to stop the live music for an hour and a half while the investigation was underway.
Many of the people who showed up at the event left soon after the incident.
Police continue their investigation and said further details could be released today.
Meanwhile, there were several serious motor-vehicle mishaps — including a fatal rollover that could be alcohol related — on highways in Westman on the weekend.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a vehicle crash that left one person dead and four others injured early Sunday morning.
The single-vehicle rollover occurred early Sunday morning, one mile south of the Cypress River in the Rural Municipality of Victoria.
The driver of the vehicle apparently lost control on a gravel road.
A 22-year-old female passenger from Cypress River was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 22-year-old male driver was transported to Glenboro Hospital and then taken by air ambulance to Winnipeg with serious injuries.
A 46-year-old female was transported to Brandon Regional Health Centre with serious injuries.
A 21-year-old male and a 25-year-old female were both transported to Glenboro Hospital and received treatment for their injuries.
Members of the RCMP criminal crash investigation team were at the scene yesterday.
In a separate incident, at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, a car carrying three people veered into the ditch and hit an approach approximately 18 kilometres north of Brandon on Highway 10. At least two people were taken from the scene by ambulance.
In another Saturday incident, a pickup truck was involved in a rollover around 8 p.m. on Provincial Road 354, one kilometre south of Strathclair.
The driver, a 50-year-old Newdale man who was the lone occupant of the truck, was transported to hospital in Winnipeg where RCMP say he is last reported in critical condition.
The crash on Highway 10 was the second major incident in two days on that busy stretch of road.
Five vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction collision that sent two people to hospital on Friday morning.
On Friday, just before 8:30 a.m. near Highway 25, a long line of vehicles was stopped in a construction zone when a southbound SUV failed to stop and crashed into the last car.
Damage to the vehicles involved was extensive. Each of the vehicles had one person inside.
Two people were taken to hospital with what Hiebert said appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, while three others were treated at the scene.
All of the collisions remain under investigation, with more details expected to be released in the coming days.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 25, 2012