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Police seek driver
after pedestrian hit
TWO serious collisions struck Winnipeg on Saturday, including an evening hit-and-run that left a victim fighting for his life in hospital.
At around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night, a male near the corner of Sargent Avenue and Furby Street was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle, which then sped off.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition. Police are searching for a red Dodge Caravan believed to be related to the incident.
Earlier in the day, another sombre scene unfolded near a busy train crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue, where a woman was struck and killed by a train. Police rushed to the scene of the collision just after 3 p.m., roping off a grassy field behind the Reh-Fit Centre on Taylor Avenue.
The collision closed Waverley Street at the crossing for an hour and a half. Investigation has determined the incident was isolated and not suspicious.
News trail sections open
TWO new sections of the Trans-Canada Trail were officially opened in Winnipeg and Whiteshell Provincial Park on Saturday.
Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau marked the opening of the new Caddy Lake footbridge with a ribbon-cutting on International Trails Day.
The new sections of trail are:
-- a 1.6-kilometre extension of the Harte Trail from Shaftesbury Boulevard to Cathcart Street.
-- the 12-metre footbridge linking the 19-km Falcon Lake Trail to the 15-km Centennial Trail in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
The federal, provincial and Winnipeg governments have each promised to pay one-third of the $2.5-million cost of completing the Trans-Canada Trail in Winnipeg.
Melissa Martin reports and opines for the Winnipeg Free Press.
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