2 people taken to hospital after van and truck collide in downtown Winnipeg

A major crash in downtown Winnipeg involving a pickup truck and a van sent two people to hospital on Christmas Eve.

A City of Winnipeg spokesperson said Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews arrived at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Ellice Avenue at Smith Street shortly before 5:30 p.m.

One person was taken to hospital in unstable condition, and the other was taken in stable condition.

The wreckages of two vehicles were in the middle of the street.

One, a white van, had its driver-side door torn off and the airbag was deployed, while a red pickup truck had its entire front end caved in.

A number of police units were on scene in order to divert traffic, police say.

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