Police say 1 person hospitalized after hit-and-run during chase involving stolen City of Regina truck

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Regina Police Service say a 39-year-old man is awaiting his first court appearance after speeding through Regina after midnight on Saturday in a stolen City of Regina truck, leading to a serious crash. (Ethan Williams/CBC - image credit)
Regina Police Service say a 39-year-old man is awaiting his first court appearance after speeding through Regina after midnight on Saturday in a stolen City of Regina truck, leading to a serious crash. (Ethan Williams/CBC - image credit)

Police say a 39-year-old man who stole a City of Regina truck, fled from officers and a had serious crash has been arrested.

The Regina Police Service said in a news release that officers tried to pull the truck over near Arcola Avenue and Victoria Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. CST Saturday.

Instead, the truck bolted eastbound on Victoria Avenue, police said. Officers pulled back in hopes of avoiding a crash, police said, but moments later the speeding truck collided with another vehicle near Embury Street.

Photos of the crash show the second vehicle with a crumpled rear end just outside of the Baba's Dough Box bakery.

Ethan Williams/CBC
Ethan Williams/CBC

The suspect fled on foot while officers attended to the seriously injured driver of the second vehicle, police said.

Officers found and arrested the fleeing man, who is now facing a host of charges including fleeing from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm and failing to stop after a crash that causes harm.

The driver of the second vehicle was extracted from the wreck with the help of the Regina Fire Department and EMS, and transported to the Regina General Hospital. Regina police say he was seriously injured.

The 39-year-old suspect is expected to appear in provincial court Monday at 9:30 a.m. CST.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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