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Wednesday April 1st, 2015

Posted at 12:50pm

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A 5-vehicle, serious collision that sent two people to the hospital last night was caused by a drunk driver, according to police.

(See our original story with photos)

Emergency crews were called to Wyandotte and St. Rose around 8:30pm, patients were taken to hospital, and police investigated.

Police say the white Jeep Sahara, seen in photos on its side, was travelling East on Wyandotte Street East approaching the intersection of St. Rose Avenue.

They say the Jeep moved over into the curb lane, struck the rear end of a Volvo, forcing that vehicle into a parked Ford F-150 pickup truck. Police say the Ford F-150 was forced up over the south curb, striking the rear of a parked Ford Fusion.

The Ford Fusion was forced forward and struck a parked Jeep Liberty.

The Jeep Sahara that caused the crash came to rest on its side on Wyandotte Street East.

The 21 year old driver of the Volvo was transported by ambulance to hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Police arrested the 43-year-old driver of the Jeep Sahara for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and exceeding 80mg of blood alcohol after he allegedly failed a breath test.

He was also treated for injuries at the hospital.

Police are also investigating a hit and run collision that occurred just moments prior to the 5-vehicle crash. They say it took place at the intersection of Wyandotte Street East and Pillette Road. A 2008 Jeep Liberty was struck by a white Jeep that fled the scene East on Wyandotte Street East.

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