WINNIPEG - A 20-year-old driving a stolen vehicle crashes into a school bus on Wednesday afternoon on Lagimodiere Blvd.
Police said the man stole a vehicle around 3:00PM from a 64-year-old woman on Henderson Highway. The woman said he grabbed her and demanded the keys to her car before he drove off in her 2008 Honda Civic.
Minutes later police said there was a motor vehicle accident in the area of Lagimodiere Blvd. and Headmaster Row involving the same vehicle. The driver attempted to take off but was held by witnesses. Police said the suspect showed signs of intoxication. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Police learned the suspect drove the stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed eastbound to the area of Lagimodiere Blvd. at McIvor St. He merged into the northbound lanes of Lagimodiere Blvd. causing a one-ton commercial dump truck to swerve out of its way. He continued driving at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of lanes passing other northbound vehicles. The driver lost control of the stolen Honda Civic which caused it to do a 180-degree spin in a construction zone before it entered the southbound lanes of traffic and crashed into a school bus. The stolen Civic spun out of control and came to stop in the ditch.
The stolen Civic and the school bus sustained significant damage. The school bus driver suffered minor injuries, was treated in hospital and released. There was nobody else on the bus.
Police arrested Connor William Muswagon, a 20-year-old man from Winnipeg. He was charged with:
- Driving While Ability Impaired
- Fail or Refuse to Provide Breath Sample
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Driving While Disqualified
- Possession of Cocaine